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2018-07-30
2018 National A Champs!

2018 Men’s A Back to Back National Champions Edmonton Savages win 4-1 vs NL Black Horse Congratulations to both teams for a great event!

2017-07-26
2017 Nationals
2017 Men’s A, Women’s A and Master’s National Championships – INVITATIONAL

The 2017 Men’s & Women’s National ‘A’ and Men’s and Women’s Masters National Championships will be hosted by the Canadian Ball Hockey Association (CBHA) and the New Brunswick Ball Hockey Association (NBBHA) in St. John, NB.The Men’s and Women’s ‘A’ event will take place from August 7-13, 2017.The Men’s Masters event will take place August 9-13, 2017. Please note that the 2017 tournament will be starting early on the 7th for both the Men’s and Women’s A Nationals and early on the 9th for the Men’s Masters. 

 VENUELord Beaverbrook Rink (536 Main Street Saint John, NB E2K 1A1)and Harbour Station (99 Station Street, Saint John, NB E2L 4X4)COACHES AND CAPTAINS MEETINGAugust 6, 2017 8:00 pm - Hampton InnSCHEDULECLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD FULL SCHEDULEMEN'S AWOMEN'S AMASTERSLIVE STREAMING OF GAMES @ MAIN ARENA - CLICK HERE (coming soon!)

2017-07-24
2017 Nationals

The 2017 B, C, D, and Women National Championships were held this weekend in Newfoundland.  Congratulations to the following teams on winning their respective category.

B winner St. John's Thunder who defeated Pops Pride 4-1.

C winner Gros Morne Wildlife Museam Gulls who defeated Toronto D12 3-2.

D winner StoneyCreek Savages who defeated Eat Clean Wild 3-2.

Womens BC Hawks who defeated West Coast Amazons 2-0.

2017-06-23
2017 CBHA National 5x5 Championships Schedule relased!

The Canadian Ball Hockey Association has released the National Championship schedule for the divisions B, C, and D.The event will take place in Conception Bay South, Newfoundland from July 19 to 23.

All the games played at the main arena, CBS Stadium, will be live broadcasted online. For more information, please visit the CBHA website : http://cbha.com/page.php?page_id=85298. 

Good luck to all the teams!

2017-06-12
2017 Men’s B - C - D, Women’s B National Championships – INVITATIONAL

 

2017 Men’s B - C - D, Women’s B National Championships – INVITATIONAL

The 2017 Men’s B - C - D , Women's B National Championships will be hosted by the Canadian Ball Hockey Association (CBHA) and the Newfoundland & Labrador Ball Hockey Association (NLBHA) in St. John's, NL.

Please NOTE that teams need to be prepared to start at 8am on Thursday, July 20th.  Please plan to arrive Wednesday July 19th so you are ready to play. VENUECBS Stadium (70 Legion Rd, Conception Bay South, NL A1X 6Y7).COACHES AND CAPTAINS MEETINGWednesday, July 19th - TBASCHEDULE - CLICK HERE (coming soon)LIVE STREAMING OF GAMES @ MAIN ARENA - CLICK HERE (coming soon!) HOTELSTeams are requested to book rooms at the official hotel for the Nationals. A block of rooms has been secured and will be available until Thursday, May 25th, 2017 at the Holiday Inn St. John’s. Room rates for the Nationals are: $149.00/per night (two double beds) and $169.00/night (King Executive). Please quote CBHA when  you book your rooms. As rooms book up quickly we suggest you book your accommodation well in advance of the event.

FLIGHTSThe CBHA has partnered with WestJet for flights to all 2017 CBHA National Championship events. Participanting teams and family members can take advantage of 10% off Econo and 15% off Plus fares* for travel between St. John's anywhere WestJet flies in North America (*discount not available on flex fares or on code-share or partner airlines). To take advantage of this offer, you will need the discount codes listed below. Please use both the coupon and promo code when booking with a travel agent. For details on how to complete a booking with these discount codes, please visit westjet.com/convention-discount.Coupon Code: MIJKUWH   *For Travel Agent Web use only Promo code: WNP59

Men's B - C - D, Women's B Nationals into and out of St. John'sBook by: July 30, 2017 Travel from: July 13, 2017 to July 30, 2017
2016-09-12
Head Coach and Assistant Coach Positions - Men’s and Women’s Team Canada

The 2017 ISBHF World Ball Hockey Championships are taking place in Pardubice, Czech Republic (June 1-11, 2017) and the CBHA is currently accepting applications from individuals interested in taking on the role of Team Canada Head Coach and Assistant Coaches for both the Men’s and Women’s teams.

The CBHA and our National Programs have won more World Championships in the 19 year history of the ISBHF than any of the other great nations we compete against. Gold has been raised 9 times by our Men's and Women's programs and in 2017 Canada is looking for passionate Coaches to lead Team Canada to reclaim the top world spot once again.

 If you love the sport, are looking for a huge challenge and want to be surrounded by players, coaches and staff hungry to represent the CBHA, Canada and the sport of Ball Hockey in the International arena, this challenge is for you.

 Criteria of Applicants:

Applicants must be a good standing member of CBHA and its associations and have coached ball hockey teams and/or programs preferably for a minimum of 3 years with high level tournament and national experience. Knowledge of top level ball hockey players from coast to coast will be an important aspect of this position and should be noted in your application. Outside of ball hockey, any work experience in organizing and/or managing people will be a strong asset.

 Coaches must be able to travel and be prepared to be away before, during and after the tournament dates. The coaches chosen must follow all “CBHA High Performance Program” guidelines, procedures and schedules put forward to the GM’s by the HP Adult Director and CBHA. If not followed, CBHA has the right to revoke the appointed position at any point during the planning prior to tournament travel.

 * Applicants must be a member in good standing of the CBHA and its Members Associations* Experience Coaching Elite athletes at High Level competitions such as Nationals and/or World events* Completion of NCCP coaching levels would be an asset* Head Coaches must be able to travel and be away before, during and after the World Championship dates* Head Coaches will be expected to promote, support and adhere to the CBHA High Performance Core Values and Canadian Ball Hockey Foundations put forth by the Team Canada High Performance Director and Team Canada General Managers

 Team Canada Head Coaches will be responsible for but not limited to:* Develop and prepare practice and game plans and promote a “style of play” that follows CBHA Coaching Foundations* Be available for Team Canada conference calls with High Performance Director, General Manager and Team Canada staff* Provide feedback or scouting reports on players if required* Provide pre-tournament guidance on training for players preparing to represent Canada at the World Championships.* Organize Team Canada Assistant Coaches* Participate in Team Fundraising initiatives

 

All resumes must be submitted via e-mail no later than Sunday, September 18, 2016 to:

 Team Canada Thomas WalshWomen’s Team Canada General Managert.walsh@mun.ca

 Jeff DzikowiczMen’s Team Canada General Managerjeffdz@mymts.net

 Candidates selected for interviews will be contacted by telephone to arrange a date and time.

 Thank you for your interest in Team Canada Ball Hockey!

2016-08-30
In memoriam - Shawn Neary

It is with great sadness that we learnt the passing of Shawn Neary, on August 24th in Corner Brook, Newfoundland.

He was a member of the Master Team Canada who won the silver medal at the Masters National Championships in Banff, last June and had won gold in Tampa Bay in 2014.

Shawn was a great athlete in many sports. During his athletic career, he competed and won tournaments at the provincial, national and international levels in ice hockey, ball hockey, baseball, fast pitch softball, soccer and darts.

We would like to extend our deepest condolences to his family, friends and teammates.

2016 CBHA Medals & Awards

Here are National medal and award winners. Congratulations to all!

CBHA Hall of Fame Inductees:

Sharny Kaila, British ColumbiaIndy Jhuti, British Columbia Linda Malani, British ColumbiaSherri Pitre, British Columbia

Awards:

Sarah Butterworth Memorial Award- Nathalie Girouard, OntarioVolunteer of the Year Award: Rob Moxness, British ColumbiaProvincial President of the Year Award: Mike Schweighardt, British ColumbiaExecutive Award: Sara Hayward, New Brunswick

Men's A Award Winners

Gold medal: Montreal Red LiteSilver medal: Newfoundland BlackhorseBronze medal: Edmonton Savages

Most Valuable Player: Danick Martel, Montreal Red LiteTop Scorer: Shak Maresty, Manitoba SelectsTop Goaltender: Samuel Beauchamp, Montreal Red LiteTop Defence: Vic Azevedo, North York HitmenTop Forward: Nelson Vargas-Dias, Montreal Red Lite

All Star TeamGoaltender: David Yarem, Edmonton SavagesDefence: Joel Anderson, Edmonton SavagesDefence: Carl Ghilarducci, Montreal Red LiteForward: Yannick Labonte, Montreal Red LiteForward: Marcus Power, Newfoundland BlackhorseForward: JC Gill, Calgary Phantoms

Women's A Award Winners

Gold medal: Calgary UnitedSilver medal: Edmonton Red LiteBronze medal: BC Selects

Most Valuable Player: Chelsea Karpenko, Calgary UnitedTop Scorer: Devon Skeats, New Tecumseth XtremeTop Goaltender: Kristen Suglyama, Edmonton Red LightTop Defence: Michelle Marsz, Calgary UnitedTop Forward: Reagan Fischer, Calgary United

All Star TeamGoaltender: Nathalie Girouard, Ottawa MooseheadDefence: Mallory Johnson, Ottawa MooseheadDefence: Jocelyn Zabrick, Edmonton Red LightForward: Chelsea Karpenko, Calgary UnitedForward: Dawn Tulk, Newfoundland UnitedForward: Michelle Pochapsky, Edmonton Red Light

Master's Award Winners

Gold medal: Alberta HavocSilver medal: BC Select MastersBronze medal: Barrie C-4 Masters

Most Valuable Player: Mike Woychyshun, Alberta HavocTop Scorer: Joel Thompson, Team Saskatchewan Top Goaltender: Dennis Smithson, Alberta HavocTop Defence: Mike Woychyshun, Alberta HavocTop Forward: Chip Gill, BC Select Masters

All Star TeamGoaltender: Jeff Ferquist, BC Select MastersDefence: Jason Eapen, Alberta HavocDefence: Dom Ricci, BC Select MastersForward: Travis Duhaime, Barrie C-4 MastersForward: Dan McKinnon, Alberta HavocForward: Jason Cormier, Alberta Havoc

2016-08-23
In memoriam - John Forrest

The CBHA would like to pay tribute to Mr. John Forrest, our first CBHA president (1977-79), who passed away earlier this summer.After regrouping with two other league owners in Ontario, he formed the first provincial ball hockey association in the country. Three years later, in 1977, he was already founding the Canadian Ball Hockey Association with the help of Al Tomalty and Ken White.In 1979, he was honored with the Special Achievement Award from the Province of Ontario for his contribution to fitness and amateur sport. He continued giving back to his community during all his life working as an educator for 33 years, and then becoming the principal at David H. Church Public School and later at Mnjikaning First Nation’s school, finishing his career as their Director of Education.Thanks to his hard work and perseverance, the CBHA was born, and we can still see his legacy today with thousands of kids playing ball hockey and growing through organized leagues across the country. Our heart reaches out to his family and friends in these difficult moments. Please accept our deepest sympathy for your loss.

2016-08-14
Red Lite wins its 12 National Championship!

The Hockeyballe.com league is proud to have in its ranks high caliber teams that have won Canadian Championships in all category, such as Montreal Red Lite who won their 12th National title tonight in the A division! Danick Martel’s hat trick in the first period, along with Nelson Vargas-Dias goal in the second gave Red Lite the win over Newfoundland Blackhorse, with a final score of 4-3. Congratulations! Round Robin Results :Saskatchewan Buffalo 2 vs Montreal Red Lite 7 SummaryMontreal Red Lite 3 vs Niagara Warpigs 2  SummaryToronto Metro Orangemen 0 vs Montreal Red Lite 7  SummaryMontreal Red Lite 4 vs Vancouver Bruins 2  SummaryEdmonton Savages 0 vs Montreal Red Lite 4  Summary

Quarter final:North York Hitmen 1 vs Montreal Red Lite 4  Summary

Semi-final :Edmonton Savages 2 vs Montreal Red Lite 6  Summary

Final :Newfoundland Blackhorse 3 vs Montreal Red Lite 4  Summary

2016-08-12
Day 5 - Red Lite makes it to the finals

The day started well for Montreal Red Lite who won their quarter final game 4-1 against North York Hitmen. Summary of the game

Later during the day, the Montrealers won again. This time 6-2 against the Edmonton Savages in semi-finals. Summary to come

Tomorrow, they will defend their National title against Newfoundland Black Horse at 3pm Pacific Time or 6pm East Time. In the other semi-final game, Black Horse defeated Vancouver Bruins 7-3.

Complete results :Quarter finals Toronto Metro Orangemen 0 - Newfoundland Blackhorse 6 Montreal Red Lite 4 - North York Hitmen 1 Vancouver Falcons 2 = Vancouver Bruins 3

Semi-finalsMontréal Red Lite 6 – Edmonton Savages 2 Vancouver Bruins 3 - Newfoundland Black Horse 7

Upcoming games:

Men Bronze Medal game will be played between Vancouver Bruins and Edmonton Savages at noon Pacific Time or 3pm Eastern Time.

The women final: Calgary United vs Edmonton  Red Light at 1pm Pacific Time OR 4pm Eastern Time

The Masters final: Alberta Havoc vs BC Select Masters at 11am Pacific Time OR 2pm Eastern Time

For all the details : www.cbha.com 

2016-08-11
Day 4 - News from the 2016 Nationals, in Richmond, BC!

It is now Day 4 of the National Championships and only a few round robin games are left to play.

You couldn't make it to Richmond, BC but don't want to miss on all the action? We've got good news for you! Subscribe to the Canadian Ball Hockey Association website channel and you'll be able to watch all the games. Click here to be redirected to the Youtube Channel.

You want to know more on the schedule and all the stats? Visit the CBHA website to get all the details!

 Here is the updated standings as of Thursday morning:

 

2016-08-03
Nationals are starting Monday!

 

The "A" National Championships are starting MONDAY in Richmond, BC!

Don't miss out on all the action by visiting the Canadian Ball Hockey Association website : http://cbha.com

In the meantime, we are posting the schedule of the tournament, where CANADA'S BEST TEAMS will battle for the most coveted title. (Including our favorites, Montreal Red Lite!)

2016-07-25
Laval Legacy settles for Silver in Kelowna

The Laval Legacy came short in their 1-0 loss to the Kamloops Black Jacks on Sunday evening. After storming through the round robin stage with a perfect 4-0 record and defeating the New Found land Shop wins 1-0 in their semi final match up, only one thing was left to accomplish, and that was to take it all. Unfortunately, the fire power was limited as nobody was able to score at least once. Costa Stavriadis was brilliant throughout the entire tournament and was just as stellar in the final conceding one only tally. Frustrated to get their offence going, the Laval Legacy had to settle for silver at the C Nationals. The troops expected nothing less than a gold medal prior to the event, but shouldn’t keep their heads down after getting this close. Plenty of time and effort went into making this possible.Hockeyballe.com would like to thank some of the leaders and the rest of the line up for re presenting the Quebec Ball hockey Association. George Panagiotopoulos, Payam Assadi and Tasso Bozinakis are just to name a few.

2016-07-08
National Championships - Men's B, C, D and Women's B

The Canadian Ball Hockey Association has revealed today the game schedule for the National Championship for Men's B, C, D and Women's B. (Formerly known as Eastern and Western Regional Championships).

The tournament will be taking place from July 20-23 2016, in Kelowna, BC.

We would like to wish the best of luck to Montreal Legacy who will represent us in the Men's C division!

2016-05-04
2016 Masters Team Canada Roster

The International Master’s World Cup had its inaugural tournament in 2010, this biennialtournament is for players 40 years of age and over. Canadian Ball Hockey is committed to sending a Master's Team Canada along with providing an opportunity for a Canadian community team to also participate in this tournament.

The inaugural tournament took place in Bratislava, Slovakia from November 11-14, 2010.  Two Canadian teams made the trip to Slovakia  

2016 MASTERS TEAM CANADA ROSTER

Men's Masters | General Manager - Francois Chalut

Sandro Morello Pointe-Claire, Québec Paolo Musto Montréal, Québec Jason Cormier Edmonton, Alberta Peter Cabral Mount Pearl, Newfoundland Patrick Gendron Verdun, Mtl, Québec Mike Mc Hugh Quispamsis, St.John, New Brunswick Dallas Merkler Edmonton, Alberta Claude Turmelle Ottawa, Ontario Shane Terry      Whitby, Ontario Dan MacKinnon    Calgary, Alberta Robert Marini Ahuntsic, Québec Chris Morrison Jr  Toronto, Ontario David Musey  Spruce Grove, Alberta Lou Zaffino  Vaughan, Ontario Shawn Neary    Corner Brook, Newfoundland John Jarvis Grand-Bay Westfield, New Brunswick Chris Sirovyak Vancouver, British Columbia François Jobin Varennes, Québec Dom Ricci     Coquitlam, British Columbia Tom Arsenault       Halifax, Nova Scotia Mike Woychyshyn Calgary, Alberta Sam Donaghey Edmonton, Alberta Chevy Platt Oshawa, Ontario Bob Baretta   Edmonton, Alberta Kevin Gullekson  St. Albert, Alberta

 

Women's Masters | General Manager - Sara Hayward  

Kendra Antony Ottawa, Ontario  Clarissa Areseneault St. Stephen, New Brunswick Isabelle Aube Ottawa, Ontario Lori Boyles Saint John, New Brunswick  Stephanie Brunette-D’Souza   Ottawa, Ontario Shelley Cockerill Winnepeg, Manitoba Sandi Desrosiers Grand Bay-Westfield, New Brunswick Sheila Elliott Saint John, New Brunswick Nathalie Girouard  Ottawa, Ontario Erin Gorman-Reshnyk Belleville, Ontario Sandi Lauzon Port Moody, British Columbia Shelly Leahy Saint John, New Brunswick Codi Lee Whistler, British Columbia Vicky Lively Saint John, New Brunswick Marci O’Shea Stirling, Ontario  Tamara Pickford  Wilcox, Saskatchewan  Keeley Prockiw  Edmonton, Alberta Sara Ross   St. George, New Brunswick Sherry Rowe Saint John, New Brunswick  Vikki Ruth  North York, Ontario  Jillian Small    Halifax, Nova Scotia      Melissa Talaro  Whistler, British Columbia Silvia Traversa  Vancouver, British Columbia
2016-04-28
Men’s Masters Team Canada Staff Announcement

The Canadian Ball Hockey Association is pleased to announce the staff for Men’s Masters Team Canada for the 2016 ISBHF World Masters Championships in Banff.

Matt Halverson, Delta (BC), TherapistAndrew Stagg, Corner Brook (NFLD), TherapistWilliam Marr, Dartmouth (NS), Equipment managerNick Sbarra, Montreal (QC), Assistant coachTerry Richards, Cobourg (ON), Assistant coachMark Guergis, Barrie (ON), Assistant coach Matt Halverson has already proven himself when working with Masters Team Canada. This will be his 4th experience as a dedicated therapist for this team. This championship is going to be his 7th international event in 7 years. He also worked as a therapist in the 2010 Winter Olympic Games in Vancouver. Andrew Stagg will complete the therapist team. Since 2011, Andrew works as a team massage therapist for the St. John’s Icecaps, the farm team of the Montreal Canadians (formerly associated with the Winnipeg Jets). He has also shown his great skills in two World Ball Hockey Championships, in 2013 and 2015. William Marr is another great new asset to our team. As an equipment manager, he worked in 2015 with the Women’s Team Canada in the World Championship in Zug, Switzerland. In the past 20 years, he devoted himself to several hockey teams as a medical trainer and equipment manager. For a second time, Nick Sbarra will also be part of the team as an assistant coach. Recently, he was a staff member for the CBHA junior performance camp in Ontario in 2015. But mostly, he worked with the coaching team when winning the Gold in Tampa in 2014. Without a doubt, he will bring his passion for the game and his intensity to our team. Terry Richards will also bring his experience as an assistant coach for our team. Being GM, coach and player for 20 years, Terry has an impressive ball hockey resume. He coached the All-Stars Rep Hockey in Ontario for 6 years. He is also an Ontario ball hockey Hall of Famer. The other addition to the coaching staff is Mark Guergis. In the past two years, Mark has participated in international events as a player : the 2014 World Masters in Tampa and the 2015 World Championship in Zug with Armenia. In Banff, he will bring his knowledge of the game and his attention to details as an assistant coach. Congratulations to all of these talented members of the team for their nomination. I am thrilled to have such a strong staff working for our team and I can’t wait to work with all of you, bringing our team to excellence. François Chalut, Châteauguay (QC)General Manager/Head coach

2015-08-16
Red Lite Win 11th Canadian National Title

Red Lite have famously won the competition eleven times since the beginning of the millennial. After claiming seven straight titles from 2001-2007, Red Lite jump started their dynasty in 2012 winning four more consecutive National championships. It’s no doubt to be widely considered the single greatest achievement in ball hockey. What makes this even more impressive was that they roared through the round robin stages with a perfect 5-0 record before collecting three straight playoff wins. One of their greatest challenges came in the quarter finals where they faced an in house rival, the Montreal Royal Flush as a late tally snapped a 3-3 tie sending them through to the semi finals. Similar to that game, Red Lite needed another 4-3 victory, this time versus the BC Falcons. Left with only one task, the well oiled machine wrapped up what was a perfect week with a perfect 4-0 result over Team Manitoba. Over the years, Red Lite have found a way to make the proper modifications in order to keep a competitive pedigree, something that is difficult to do when considering eleven titles have been captured in only fourteen years. While some of the veteran leadership have yet to slow down, names such as Paul Roy, Mathieu Lebrun, Jonathan Daoust, Martin Frechette just to name a few, the younger click led by Yannick Labonte has the potential for this dynasty to continue on for years to come.

Congratulations to the 2015 National Champions Red Lite. Just below are the names of who made it happen:

Paul RoyMathieu LebrunYannick LabonteJohn AdamouSamuel BeauchampsJeffrey BradleyMartin CorbeilJonathan DaoustNelson Vargas-DiasMathieu DuguayMartin FrechetteSimon GhilarducciCarl GhilarducciYanick JompheKevin KuczmarskiWill LacasseShawn LegrisDavid MatthewDominic MorencyJeremy ParadisAlexandre PerreaultSteve ProustJoel Provost-BlaisStephane RossiMatteo Stoico

2015-08-10
2015 Nationals Championships

Follow Red Lite and Royal Flush at the 2015 Nationals in Ottawa. Good luck to both teams and also good luck to Capitals in the Masters division.

2014-11-26
Men's Team Canada Announces Initial Line-up for Worlds in Switzerland

The Canadian Ball Hockey Association (CBHA) is pleased to announce the following selections as members of Team Canada to represent our country and association in Zug, Switzerland in June 2015.The Team Canada Men's team looks to regain past glory and get back to the top of the mountain in what looks to be the most competitive tournament to date.  "The Slovaks and Czechs have outperformed us, and the Swiss will be motivated to impress on their home soil, and others such as the US will be looking to surpass us."  said Team Canada GM Jeff Dzikowicz.  "We prioritized our selections in the following way, Talent and Ability are paramount, Chemistry is strongly considered, Intangibles such as leadership, confidence and winning were next, and lastly provincial representation, the coaching staff and I feel strongly that this group of players fits our criteria, and will give us our best shot of climbing the mountain."   Team Canada 2015 to date is as follows: ForwardsDominic Morency - Montreal RedliteDustin Kelly - Manitoba SelectsJonathon Daoust - Montreal RedliteJordan Escott - Newfoundland Black HorseKevin Kuczmarski - Generals MontrealMartin Frechette - Montreal RedliteMathieu Duguay - Montreal RedliteNelson Vargas Dias - Montreal RedliteStephen Dabadie - Calgary PhantomsYannick Labonte - Montreal Redlite  DefenceCalin Wild - Manitoba SelectsCarl Ghilarducci - Montreal RedliteJames Pasternak - Saskatoon BuffaloMartin Corbeil - Montreal RedlitePatrick O'Keefe - Newfoundland Black HorsePaul Roy - Montreal Redlite  GoaltendingAnthony Flores - St. Michaels (ON) Newfoundland Black HorseSamuel Beauchamps - Montreal Redlite Head CoachMathieu LeBrun - Montreal, PQAssistant CoachesJason Eapen - Calgary, ABSandro Morello -  Pointe Claire, PQ General Manager Jeff Dzikowicz - Winnipeg, Manitoba  The next round of player selections as well as the positions of Equipment Manager and Team Physiotherapist  will be posted no later than Dec 19, 2014.

2014-10-28
Announcing Women’s Team Canada 2015

The High Performance Program of the Canadian Ball Hockey Association (CBHA) is pleased to announce the players that have been selected for Women’s Team Canada that will compete at the 2015 ISBHF World Ball Hockey Championships in Zug, Switzerland June 19-28, 2015.

For more information on this much anticipated event please go to: http://zug2015.com/

The team has been carefully selected by the coaching staff and includes our best female players from coast-to-coast. Of the 20 players selected, 14 are returning from the team that won Gold in St. John’s Newfoundland in 2013. These experienced veterans will be joined by 6 impressive new players eager to join Team Canada and defend our Championship on the world stage. Head Coach Diana Brown says “I am very pleased to have such a solid veteran base and also to welcome some really exciting new talent. In defending our World Champion status we will face some stiff competition from some hard playing teams such as the Czech Republic, Slovakia, and the U.S. but I am confident that our team has what it takes to capture gold again.”

Preparations for the journey to Zug are already underway, with the team starting fundraising and sponsorship initiatives to raise the much needed funds to make the trip overseas. Please stay tuned for more information on sponsorship opportunities and thank you so much for your support.

We look forward to seeing this team in action in Zug!

Goaltenders: Delayne Brian, Nathalie Girouard

Defence: Kristen Cooze, Amy Dawson, Alexandra Hoffmeyer, Mallory Johnston, Lesley McArthur, Jessica O’Grady, Tamara Pickford

Forwards: Julie Allen, Alicia Blomberg, Fannie Desforges, Elysia Desmier, April Drake, Amanda Kean, Chantal Larocque, Jesse McCann, Chelsea Purcell, Silvia Traversa, Dawn Tulk

Staff: Gwen Ranquist-Lemieux (General Manager), Diana Brown (Head Coach), Lori Parker (Assistant Coach), Thomas Walsh (Assistant Coach)

 

Source: Canadian Ball Hockey Association

2014-10-01
CBHA Board of Directors Announced

There was more than enjoying the atmosphere of the first CBHA National Championships ever in Saskatoon, SK for some ball hockey people at Nationals this year.  Delegates from across Canada arrived early for the CBHA AGM to plan for the year ahead. At the AGM election's were held with President Shelley Callaghan of Ontario and CBHA Minor`s VP, Lisa Vendrasco being elected for their second term.  In addition, the following new Board members were elected:.Western Region VP - Jason Eapen, AlbertaMen`s VP - Rudy Leopp, ManitobaEastern Region VP - Steve Power, NewfoundlandCBHA Secretary - Sandy Upper, British ColumbiaThese 6 will join Treasurer, Jorge Sylvester of BC, Women`s VP Sara Hayward of New Brunswick and International VP Tony Iannitto of Quebec to be the nine person BOD for the CBHA. Stepping down from the BOD after 3 years was Connie Liosis of Alberta who served one year as Men’s VP and 2 years as Western Region VP and Jason Biaini of New Brunswick who served 2 years as Men’s VP. We thank them for all their time and dedication as members of the BOD.The CBHA wishes the CBHA Board of Directors great clarity and vision as they lead our sport forward in the days and months ahead.

Men Team Canada is looking for a physio and an equipment manager

Men Team Canada is looking for applicants interested in the positions of Physiotherapist and Equipment Manager for the 2015 ISBHF World Championships in Zug, Switzerland.

For more information, please click here, and you will be redirected on the CBHA website:

Position of physiotherapist

Position of Equipment Manager

 

Applicants have until October 21th, 2014 to send their cover letter and resume.

2014-09-15
Women's Team Canada Assistant Coaches Announced

The Canadian Ball Hockey Association's Women's Team Canada is pleased to announce the selection of their two assistant coaches for the 2015 World Ball Hockey Championships in Zug, Switzerland.

Lori Parker of Vancouver, British Columbia and Tom Walsh of St. John’s, Newfoundland.

Lori Parker is returning to the National program after a brief hiatus and is very excited to rejoin the Coaching staff that has been assembled for the world championships in Zug Switzerland. She was a member of the coaching staff on the team that won gold in Pilsen, Czech Republic in 2009 and Silver in Bratislava, Slovakia in 2011. Her playing career spanned 25 years and was highlighted by being selected Captain of the women’s team that won gold at the first official Women’s World Championship in Ratingen, Germany as well as the Vancouver Sharks team that represented Canada at the Women’s World Cup in Pittsburg, USA in 2005. With her many years of coaching experience and playing experience, particularly on the international floor surface, Lori brings a combined package that begins with leadership, knowledge of the game and a passion to win.

Tom Walsh is excited to return for a second consecutive term as assistant coach of the Women’s National Team. His resume includes a gold medal from the 2013 World Championship which was held in his home province of NL. His goal is to support the WTC coaching staff and players in preparing to defend their World Championship title.Tom has a diverse sporting background and has competed and coached in a variety of sports at the intercollegiate and senior levels. He has been coaching Triple “A” ice hockey teams and senior ball hockey teams for the past 8 years. His NL Home Hardware team are three-time provincial champs and have participated in the Eastern Canadian Championships for the past five years and have earned several medals and a couple of championship titles. Tom has always supported sport and ball hockey at the grass roots level. He just recently chaired the ‘Sports and Venues’ committee for the NL 2014 Winter Games and is presently the director of women’s ball hockey for Newfoundland and Labrador.

Tom is quite passionate about fitness. He is excited and humbled to be invited as assistant coach of WTC and is hoping that his fitness experiences will once again help our Canadian players in preparing for the upcoming World Championship in Zug, Switzerland.

“I am thrilled to have coaches the caliber of Lori and Tom returning to the team” says Diana Brown, Head Coach Women’s Team Canada. “The knowledge and experience that these two bring to the table will be integral to the success of the women’s team that will be defending the gold at Zug in 2015.”

2014-09-08
CBHA Community Team`s Hit The World Stage

The ISBHF is holding its 3rd Master World championships in September. A Couple interesting things are occurring.

First off this will be the largest Masters ever. Secondly this will be the first time our neighbour ASHI hosts a event in Tampa Bay with its partner Matt Geary and his complex. And finally the women will hit the masters stage for the first time.

National teams will be coming from Slovakia, Austria, Bermuda, USA and Greece. And of course the CBHA will have national teams for both the men and women representing all of our CBHA family.

But the CBHA will be sending 4 community teams to represent the CBHA. These teams come from Newfoundland, and the Toronto area, and Niagara Horseshoe area.

The Women`s and two men`s teams come from the OBHF. They are:

Women - Withrow Park - OBHFMen - Toronto Wolfpak - OBHFMen - Ballhockey.com - OBHFMen - Newfoundland Screech - NLBHA

You can cheer these teams on along with our two National teams beginning September 17, on the web. Please check http://www.isbhf.com to get linked in.

Finally this will set the table for the players to prepare for the first Master`s Nationals in Ottawa in August 2015. Winner of that will represent us in 2016 at the next ISBHF Masters.

Masters Team Canada Women’s Roster Announcement

General Manager Sara Hayward is pleased to share the Canadian Women’s Team roster to compete in the 2014 ISBHF World Masters Ball Hockey Championships in Tampa, FL from September 17th-21st.

This tournament marks the introduction of women’s play into this championship.

Canada round robin schedule of competition is as follows:Wednesday, September 17th at 3:00 p.m. (EST) vs. Withrow Park of Ontario

Thursday, September 18th at 1:30 p.m. (EST) vs. USA 2

Friday, September 19th at 6:00 p.m. (EST) vs. USA 1

Saturday, September 20th at 10:30 a.m. (EST) vs. Slovakia

Playoff round begins at completion of round robin competition. Tournament results can be followed here.

  4 Isabelle Aube Ontario 10 Clarissa Arsenault New Brunswick 81 Lori Boyles New Brunswick 66 Sheila Elliott New Brunswick 24 Cathy Gaebel Ontario 45 Nathalie Girouard Ontario 75 Erin Gorman Ontario 9 Jacqueline Johnson Ontario 11 Sandi Lauzon British Columbia 5 Gwen Lemieux British Columbia 98 Vicky Lively New Brunswick 12 Sandra London New Brunswick 8 Nancy MacDonald Ontario 30 Lindsay Moeller Alberta 6 Eva Morris Ontario 7 Marcie O’Shea Ontario 27 Sara Ross New Brunswick StaffHead Coach - Shelley Callaghan (Ontario)General Manager - Sara Hayward (New Brunswick)Trainer - Lori Boyles (New Brunswick)
2014-09-04
In Memoriam - Robert Mentis

The Canadian Ball Hockey Association would like to express its deepest sorrow over the passing of Robert Mentis in August.

Robert was an important part of the famous Brampton Midnight Express, which he’s been a member of since its inception in 1996, year where they won their first National Championship in Montréal, QC. Over the years, he went on to win a total of 7 National Championships with Midnight Express, the powerhouse of ball hockey in the 90’s.

In 2001, Robert was selected to play on Team Canada, and with him our national team won gold at the ISBHF World Championships in Toronto, ON.

We would like to take this opportunity to offer our deepest condolences to his family & close friends and teammates.

He was known to be a gentleman both on and off the floor and will be greatly missed.

2014-09-01
2014 Men's National Championships Recap Saskatoon, SK

The week of Aug 12-16, 2014 will be one to remember for all participants at this years Men's National Championships in Saskatoon.Nine Men's teams from the coast of Brtish Columbia to coast of Newfoundland & Labrador gathered for the 38th CBHA National Championships in this prairie city and Province of Saskatchewan for the first time ever.The Men's Division in 2014 saw some great parity in competition with many close games during round robin play. Montreal Red Lite and Manitoba Selects both finsihed at the top the standings undefeated at 4-0 after the round robin.The quarter finals provided some great action for ball hockey fans at both Credit Union Centre and Cosmo Arena with the following results:Montreal Red Lite 6 Saskatoon Buffalo 0Manitoba Selects 4 Calgary Phantoms 2Niagara Rebels 4 Vancouver Falcons 3NL Black Horse 2 Edmonton Savages 1In the first semi final Montreal Red Lite faced off with Niagara Rebels. This was one of the best games of the Men's Nationals. Niagara jumped out to a 2-0 lead early in the first period only to see Red Lite come back with three goals in the final 6 minutes of the period to take the lead 3-2. Early into the second period Niagara tied it up. The teams went scoreless for nearly 15 minutes when Dominic Morency put a one timer by Daniel Mederios for the win with 2:39 left in the game to advance the Montreal Red Lite into the championship game.The second semi final had Manitoba Selects against the Newfoundland & Labrador Black Horse. The teams traded goals early in the first period with the Black Horse netting two more before the period ended to take a 3-1 lead into the intermission. Manitoba opened the scoring in the second period and like a mirror image of the first the Newfoundand & Labrador squad scored two in the latter part of the period to get past Manitoba 5-2 and advance to Saturday's final match.Saturday's medal round started out with Manitoba Selects facing Niagara Rebels in the Bronze Medal game. Manitoba opened the scoring and never looked back as they went on to defeat Niagara 4-1 and take home their second Bronze Medal since 2008.The much anticipated Gold Medal game which all teams were striving for throughout the week was finally upon us. Teams and local ball hockey fans were in the stands to watch the legendary Montreal Red Lite take on the the Newfoundland & Labrador Black Horse. This is the second time these teams have matched uo in the CBHA Men's National Final in the last 3 years. Red Lite got out to an early 3-0 lead after the first period to what looked like a tired maritime squad. The second period was a Montreal Red Lite showcase. The Quebec team that dominated their opponents in the round robin scored seve more times with Newfoundland & Labrador only responding with one tally for the game for a 10-1 final score giving Montreal Red Lite their 10th National Championship title.MedalsMontreal Red Lite - Gold MedalNL Black Horse - Silver MedalManitoba Selects - Bronze MedalAwardsTop Scorer - Dominic Morency (Montreal Red Lite)Most Valuable Forward - Landon Burkley (Edmonton Savages)Most Valuable Defense - Carl Ghilarducci (Montreal Red Lite)Most Valuable Goalie - Sam Beauchamp (Montreal Red Lite)Most Valuable Player - Dominic Morency (Montreal Red Lite) All-Star TeamGoalie - Anthony Flores (NL Black Horse)Defense - Cal Wild (Manitoba Selects)Defense - James Pasternak (Saskatoon Buffalo)Forward - Steve Dabadie (Calgary Phantoms)Forward - Josh Barbas (Niagara Rebels)Forward - Dustin Kelly (Manitoba Selects)

2014-08-22
Vanier Mooseheads crowned women’s 2014 in Saskatoon

The 2014 Women's National Championships hosted in Saskatoon, SK was one for the history books in the CBHA.Not only was this the first time for the event to be held in the Province of Saskatchewan but also the first time we have had a Women's Team participate from the priarie Province.For the 5th time in the last seven years we had two teams from Ontario at the top of the Women's Division. Vanier Mooseheads and Toronto Shamrocks finished the round robin respectively first and second garnring a bye into the semi finals while the BC Hawks, Alberta Rockies, NL United, Saskatchewan Wheaties and Manitoba Rage followed from third to eighth place.The first quarter final match saw the Alberta Rockies defeat NL United 4-2 to advance to play Toronto Shamrocks in the semi final. The second quarter final had the newcomers Saskatchewan Wheaties pull off a last minute goal to defeat the veteran BC Hawks 1-0 and move on to the semi finals to face the number one Vanier Mooseheads.In semi final action both Ontario teams stepped up once again versus their opponents and the Toronto Shamrocks defeated the Alberta Rockies 3-1 while Vanier Mooseheads easily handled the Saskatchewan Wheaties 5-0.Championship Saturday started off with our Bronze Medal matchup between Alberta Rockies and Saskatchewan Wheaties. Shelby Davie scored the lone goal for Saskatchewan Wheaties to take a 1-0 lead to he locker room at the intermission. Danny Stone from Alberta tied the game with 4:45 remaining in the second period to send the game to overtime. Nothing was solved after the first ovetime period as the teams traded chances. Both goalatenders up for the challenges that faced them. With 5:48 remaining in the second ovetime Rhianna Kurio took advantage on the power play to send the Alberta Rockies bench into a frenzy with the heroic goal as the Alberta Rockies captured the Women's Bronze Medal.The Championship game was once again an all Ontario affair with Vanier Mooseheads taking on the Toronto Shamrocks. The tournaments leading scorer Jamie Lee Ratray rippled the twine with 2:00 remaining in the first period to give Vanier a 1-0 lead after one period. It was only fitting that in the second period the Shamrocks phenom scorer Jamie Allen tied the game 1-1. The score remained that way to the end of regulation. With both teams trading chances early in overtime nothing was solved and it appeared we could be in for a lengthy match. It was Jessica O'Grady who scored the game winner with 3:32 left in the first OT to give Vanier the 2014 title of CBHA Women's National Champions.MedalsVanier Mooseheads - Gold MedalToronto Shamrocks - Silver MedalAlberta Rockies - Bronze MedalAwardsTop Scorer - Jamie Lee Ratray (Vanier Mooseheads)Most Valuable Forward - Julie Allen (Toronto Shamrocks)Most Valuable Defense - Lesley MacArthur (Vanier Mooseheads)Most Valuable Goalie - Whitney Showler (Toronto Shamrocks)Tournament MVP - Jamie Lee Ratray (Vanier Mooseheads)All-Star TeamGoalie - Jenelle Stam (BC Hawks)Defense - Kristen Cooze (NL United)Defense - Tamara Pickford (Saskatchewan Wheaties)Forward - Danny Stone (Alberta Rockies)Forward - Jessie McCann (NL United)Forward - Fannie Desforges (Vanier Mooseheads)

2014-08-18
2014 National Champions : Red Lite wins there 10th title in Saskatoon

Adding to their illustrious history, Red Lite easily took care of the Nfld Black Horse with a 10-1 victory on Saturday afternoon. Since the beginning of the millennium, Quebec ball hockey has dominated at the National level by capturing 11 titles.    Congratulations to all the players and the leadership of Paul Roy, Mathieu Lebrun and Yannick Labonte just to name a few.Samuel BeauchampNelson Vargas-DiasMathieu LebrunSteve TaddeoSimon GhilarducciNick GuertinYannick LabonteSteve ProulxCarl GhilarducciYannick JompheKevin KuczmarskiPaul RoyMathieu DuguayMatteo StoicoDomenic MorencyMartin FrechetteJonathan DaoustJermie ParadisStephane RossiJean Luc Frentette (coach)

As any truly historic champion in sports, the 2014 Mtl Red Lite club will be remembered for its success. Its one thing to get to your main objective through hard work and adversity but the Mtl Red Lite made things look a little easier compared to most competitions. After cruising through four round robin games for a perfect 4-0 record, the legendary squad allowed all but one tally by their final game versus the Saskatoon Buffalo. With scoring power not being an issue, the Mtl Red Lite used there 21 goals for and one goal against round robin numbers to carry into the more important part of the tournament.The Red Lite continued their good play in the first round of the playoffs routing the Saskatoon Buffalo with an easy 6-0 victory. There next opponent featured the Niagara Rebels, and despite taking the match as they expected, this contest was far from being a walk in the park. Although it was expected to get more difficult moving forward, the Mtl Red Lite did find a way to edge their Ontario rival in a semi final match up by the score of 4-3. Leaving only one task to complete a perfect journey, the 10 time National Champions got it done with an exclamation point. The NFLD Black Horse also had a good run making it to the finals, but were clearly no match when it was said and done. From start to finish, the Mtl Red Lite dominated their maritime counter part posting up an impressive ten goals while conceding only one. Nelson-Vargas Dias gave his club the start they needed riffling three goals for a 5-0 lead and Samuel Beauchamp made the necessary saves allowing only one tally when the score was 7-0.After so many great achievements and dominance from the year 2000, when you’re the Mtl Red Lite and the bar is set as high as it is, anything less than a title, is itself a failure.Congratulations to the Mtl Red Lite. The Quebec Ball Hockey Association continues to be a dominant force at the National level. In the last 15 years, Quebec teams have captured 11 out of 15 National titles since the year 2000.Here is a summary of their game results in Saskatoon Saskatchewan 2014.Round Robin:(6) Mtl Red Lite vs Vancouver Falcons(0)(6) Mtl Red Lite vs Calgary Phantoms (0)(6) Mtl Red Lite vs Vancouver HC       (0)(3) Mtl Red Lite  vs Saskatoon Buffalo (1)Play-off Round:(6)  Mtl Red Lite vs Saskatoon Buffalo (0)(4)  Mtl Red Lite vs Niagara Rebels      (3)(10) Mtl Red Lite vs Nfld Black Horse (1)For more details: www.cbha.com

2014-07-31
LIVE from the 2014 Junior National Championships!

The 2014 CBHA Junior National Championships begins today and runs until Sunday in the prairie city of Winnipeg, Manitoba.Seventeen teams from British Columbia to Newfoundland aged 14 - 19 have arrived to showcase the best youth ball hockey players from their provinces as they vye for the U15, U17 and U19 National titles.Games for the Championship will be broadcast LIVE from MTS Iceplex and St. Norbert arena. Visit the Canadian Ball Hockey Association website and click on the icon to view some great youth ball hockey live action. www.cbha.comBest of luck to all teams competing!

2014-07-28
Bramabulls Win Gold

Congratulations to the D Regional ChampionsAnthony DiPerna and the Montreal Bramabulls entered the tournament for a second straight time and after winning the bronze medal only a year ago, the Montreal Bramabulls got it right this time bringing home the gold.Congratulations to all the players and their captain, Anthony DiPerna :Mario ArgirisJonathan BeaudryPaolo BertoneMarco CerronePete CharbonneauJonathan DeSuaPascal DelarosbilDomenic DevecchisAnthony DiPernaMario DiacoMarco DiacoFreddy DominianniRenzo FasanoJohnny FerreiraDomenico GrassoAnthony GreicoSandro MarriccoMauro MignognaMilton MoukasRobby RichardsMike RichardsPatrick RiveraThe Bramabulls also added to their hardware with Mike Richards awarded the leading scorer, Domenico Grasso as the best forward and Anthony Greico claiming the tournaments MVP.Here is a summary of their game results in Saint John, NB, 2014:Round Robin:(6) St John Flyers        vs  Mtl Bramabulls (6)(2) Moncton Panthers vs   Mtl Bramabulls (4)(5) Mtl Bramabulls     vs   HAF Hockey     (5)Play-off Round:(5) Mtl Bramabulls vs Moncton Panthers (1) semi finals(6) Mtl Bramabulls vs HAF Hockey   (2)  finalsFor more details : www.cbha.com

Congratulations to the Women Eastern Regional Champions!

Congratulations to the Montreal Warriors who won the 2014 Eastern Regional Championships. The players especially appreciated the win, after leaving the 2013 Championships with a silver medal.Congratulations to all the players and their captain, Brittany Diabo :- Konwakeraton Beauvais- Christina Cox- Kristine Daoust- Brittany Diabo- Alexandra Garcia- Katrina Giuliani- Esther Latoures- Kimberley Monette- Katia Murray- Marie-Pier Rémillard- Karine Rivard- Emily Stacey- Nadia Varriano- Madeleine VollantNadia Varriano received All-Star Goalie and MVP of the tournament, while as Katia Murray received All-Star Forward.Here is a summary of their game results in Saint John, NB, 2014:Round Robin:Peterborough Selects 2 - Montreal Warriors 3Montreal Warriors 3 - Saint John Storm 0Saint John Thundercats 2 - Montreal Warriors 4Play-off Round:Saint John Storm 3 - Montreal Warriors 4Montreal Warriors 2 - Newfoundland Home Hardware 1For more details: www.cbha.com

2014-06-19
Junior Team Canada.... We are LIVE in 3-2-1

World Junior host announces live stream of games for the world to watch

Canada get ready, we are just days away from the 2014 Junior World Ball Hockey Championships in Bratislava, Slovakia. As this has taken months to prepare starting with the selection of our 66 players that will represent Canada in the U16, U18 and U20 Divisions back in August2013 – the players, staff and all of Canada are ready to take on the world.

The Championships run from Tuesday, June 23rd to "Medal Sunday", June 30th. The first Canadian games will be our U16 taking on Switzerland at 8:00am, U20 Canada against Slovakia at 10:00am and our U18 Squad up against United Kingdom at 2:00pm. As well the Opening Ceremonies will take place at 6:00pm the same day. An action packed start to the tournament for our Canadian boys. All times noted are Central European Time.

As we have many families traveling to Slovakia to cheer our teams on in the stands, all our Canadian families, fans and specatators new to ball hockey can cheer on the teams right from your computer!

All games through the championship are listed and will be streamed live at: www.playo.tv/default.aspx (just click on the "Street Hockey" tab for the list of all the games and watch them live for free or type in this URL to take you right to the category: www.playo.tv/kategorie.aspx?katID=5&cp=0

Thank you Canada for all your support with our CBHA Junior Team Canada program and we look forward to bringing home the gold and sharing it with this great country.

 

2014-05-30
Diana Brown named Women Team Canada Head Coach

National team as Head Coach.  New Team Canada GM, Gwen Ranquist-Lemieux has selected 2014 Minted CBHA Hall of Fame player Diana Brown, of the Ontario Ball Hockey Federation (OBHF) as Head Coach to defend Gold in Zug, Switzerland, 2015.To say Diana Brown has done it all as a player and coach of this great game is an understatement to say the least. At the national level Diana has competed in 15 national championships as a player from 1991 to 2013, winning 8 medals of which 5 were gold.  On the world stage she has competed in World Championships for Canada in Pittsburg, USA (2005), Martin, Slovakia (2006) and Ratingen, Germany (2007), winning two silvers and one gold.  In addition to being a great player, Diana is a true leader in this sport and has been acknowledged for this by winning the Sara Butterworth Award in 2008 and being inducted into the CBHA Hall of Fame in 2013.  In 2014 she co-founded the Greater Toronto Women’s Ball Hockey League that already is attracting top talent from the Toronto area.  Through her leadership this league will grow for years to come.Although most know Diana as a great player she also has a long list of coaching accomplishments including as the player/coach of the Toronto Shamrocks who won the 2012 CBHA National Championships and 2013 OBHF Provincials and the Assistant Coach of Women’s Team Italy at the 2013 ISBHF World Championships.“I am very excited to welcome Diana as the new Head Coach of Women’s Team Canada.  I think that 2015 will be a tougher year and all eyes are aimed at Canada as we head to Zug.  Diana knows what it takes to win and the kind of team that can adjust to anything the World will throw at us. I am looking very forward to working with her to form the team and get ready for Switzerland,” says Women’s Team Canada GM, Gwen Ranquist-Lemieux.The 2015 ISBHF World Championships promises to be a challenging one for Canada to defend Gold.  The European nations will be waiting as will a new power growing at the USA through ASHI.  Coach Brown will have to make sure she has players who will rise to the challenge of these ever improving programs in the beautiful City of Zug.  CBHA President Shelley Callaghan says, “I have had the pleasure to know Diana as a player, a coach and a leader over many years.  She is a true mentor who not only knows what it takes to win but understands the pride of playing for Canada.  Diana wants Women’s Team Canada players to become Ambassadors for Canada, to perform and be respectful on the world stage but also to bring this passion to their individual leagues to help grow the sport from the grassroots up. The CBHA is so proud to have this great leader at the helm of Women’s Team Canada heading to Zug.”The players of Canada have a new Coach to aspire to impress to earn that National team jersey in 2015. Congratulations to new Team Canada Coach Diana Brown.

2014-05-29
Posting for Assistant Coach Position- Men’s Team Canada

Assistant Coach Position- Men’s Team Canada

The 2015 ISBHF World Ball Hockey Championships are taking place in Zug, Switzerland (June 2015) and the CBHA is currently accepting applications from individuals interested in taking on the role of Men’s Team Canada Assistant Coach.

The CBHA and our National Programs have won more World Championships in the 17 year history of the ISBHF than any of the other great nations we compete against. Gold has been raised 8 times by our Men's and Women's programs and in 2015 Canada is looking for passionate Assistant Coaches to help lead our Men’s Team Canada to reclaim the top world spot once again.

If you love the sport, are looking for a huge challenge and want to be surrounded by players, coaches and staff hungry to represent the CBHA, Canada and the sport of Ball Hockey in the International arena, this position is for you.

Criteria of Men’s Team Canada Assistant Coach Applicants:Applicants must be a good standing member of CBHA and its associations and have coached ball hockey teams and/or programs for a minimum of 3 years preferably with high level tournament and national experience. Knowledge of top level male ball hockey players from coast to coast will be an important aspect of this position and should be noted in your application. Outside of ball hockey, any work experience in organizing and/or managing people will be a strong asset.

Assistant Coaches must be able to travel and be prepared to be away before, during and after the tournament dates. The Assistant Coaches chosen for the position must follow all “CBHA High Performance Program” guidelines, procedures and schedules put forward to the GM’s by the HP Adult Director and CBHA Men’s Vice President and if not followed, CBHA has the right to revoke the appointed position at any point during the planning prior to tournament travel.

The Men’s Team Canada Assistant Coach will be responsible for, but not limited to:• Assist with the scouting and selection of players at Nationals in Saskatoon, SK (August 11-17, 2014)• Be available for conference calls with the Mens Team Canada General Manager, Men's Team Canada Head Coach, HP Adult Director and CBHA Men’s Vice President• Work with HP Adult Director, Mens Team Canada General Manager, Men's Team Canada Head Coach and provincial scouts on preliminary selections• Contact and work with other provinces for information on player selection• Assist in creation of pre tournament training program, complete with on floor drills• Assist in the development of practice & game strategies• Be a strong supervisor for the players during all travel

All resumes must be submitted via e-mail no later than Wednesday, June 4, 2014 to:Jeff DzikowiczMens Team Canada General Managerjeffdz@mymts.net

Candidates selected for interviews will be contacted by telephone to arrange a date and time.

Thank you for your interest in Mens Team Canada!

Canada Looks to Lebrun to return to Gold

Men’s Team Canada GM Jeff Dzikowicz sent out a call for applicants to see who was up for the challenge of leading the National Men's Team for the 2015 World Championships.  Against a very strong field of coaching applicants from all over the CBHA, the newly minted GM conducted extensive interviews and made his first big move by signing one of the most legendary players of the Canadian Ball Hockey Association (CBHA) history to lead his ship of warriors into battle against the ever improving World landscape of the ISBHF Men's A Division.  The new National Men’s Team Coach will be Mathieu Lebrun from the Quebec Ball Hockey Association.  This slick, highly skilled passer and effective ball hockey player has now been selected to lead the National Team.  Lebrun is a 3 Time World Champion, and 9 Time National Champion.  Besides the gifted offensive ball hockey mind he possesses, Mathieu is someone who has won at the highest level as a player.  His record speaks for itself.  It is one of Golden excellence.  He has winning at our sport imprinted in his mind and is ready to share this with the CBHA players who earn the National team sweater.  “I was very impressed with Mathieu’s knowledge of the game and his thirst for Gold in Zug.  Players that are fortunate enough to be part of Team Canada will feel this passion, drive and determination and will elevate their play as a result.  Canada needs to be great to win Gold in Zug and Mathieu knows what it takes to make that a reality”, says GM Jeff Dzikowicz.Lebrun will no doubt dip into the recipe of skill, speed, discipline and ball control that led his National teams, and legendary Red Lite teams, which played in one of Canada's strongest league, Hockeyballe.com, to dominate the ball hockey World since 2000. But don't doubt Lebrun's attention to detail and knowledge of the game on the defensive side as he also made an impressive run in his later years as a player from a offensive juggernaut winger, to a key National Champion defenseman. CBHA President Shelley Callaghan says, “The CBHA is very excited to welcome Mathieu Lebrun as the Head Coach of Men’s Team Canada.  During his interview Mathieu talked about the importance of being a team on and off the slab and how being part of Team Canada is an experience a player will hold close to their heart forever.  There is no doubt that Mathieu has the knowledge on the floor to take on and win against teams in Zug but he also understands what it means to wear the maple leaf proudly and this passion is something he is very excited to share with the great players from coast to coast that will earn these coveted spots.” Players from Coast to Coast will have to catch the eye of National Coach Lebrun as he builds his team that will be going into one of the most impressive fields ever assembled at the A Pool in Zug, Switzerland in 2015.  His track record is one of winning and the players should note that this Coach will be looking for players who are hungry to represent Canada, and win each shift on the floor.

2014-02-27
The World Ball Hockey Championships hosted in NL gets nominated to the CSTA Prestige Awards

Canadian Sport Tourism Alliance Announces 2014 CSTA PRESTIGE Awards FinalistsOttawa, February 27, 2014

The Canadian Sport Tourism Alliance (CSTA) is pleased to announce the finalists of the 2014 PRESTIGE Awards (Program Recognizing Exceptional Sport Tourism Initiatives, Games & Events), which celebrate the people, places and events that make the Canadian sport tourism industry so dynamic and important to the economic fabric of our communities. These awards are presented annually in six categories to individuals, companies, events and organizations that have made outstanding contributions to the success of the sport tourism industry across Canada in 2013.  This year’s program generated 41 nominations. The 8th Annual CSTA PRESTIGE Awards Luncheon presented by Saskatoon Sports Tourism will take place on Wednesday, April 2, 2014 at Shaw Conference Centre in Edmonton, AB.  Olympic Gold Medalist and CBC Hockey Night in Canada Sportscaster, Cassie Campbell-Pascall will be the Master of Ceremonies. The Luncheon will be held in conjunction with Sport Events Congress 2014 taking place April 1-3 at the same venue.2014 PRESTIGE Awards Finalists (by category in alphabetical order)

CSTA Canadian Sport Event of the Year Award presented by Tourism Montreal

Group A: with an event budget greater than $250,000

101st Grey Cup Festival (Regina, SK) Canada Summer Games (Sherbrooke, QC) Shaw Charity Classic (Calgary, AB)

Group B: with an event budget less than $250,000

2013 Canadian Judo National Championships (Richmond, BC) 2013 Mastercraft Calgary Pro Shootout (Calgary, AB) 2013 World Ball Hockey Championships (St. John’s, NL)

CSTA International Sport Event of the Year presented by RTO4 (Kitchener-Waterloo-Cambridge-Guelph)

2013 ICF Junior and Under 23 Canoe Sprint World Championships (Welland, ON) IIHF Ice Hockey Women’s World Championship (Ottawa, ON) ISU World Figure Skating Championships 2013 (London, ON)

CSTA Sport Tourism Organization of the Year Award presented by WestJet

Calgary Sport Tourism Authority (Calgary, AB)  Richmond Sport Hosting (Richmond, BC)  Welland Recreational Canal Corporation (Welland, ON)

CSTA Sport Event Volunteer of the Year Award presented by Sheraton Centre Toronto

Alice Humeny – Chair, ISU Essent World Cup (Calgary, AB) Michael Jackstein – Vice President, 2013 Special Olympics Summer Games (Langley, BC) Todd Sargeant - Co-Chair, London Blizzard Sledge Hockey Tournament (London, ON)

CSTA Sport Event Sponsor of the Year Award presented by ADUP Display

3M Canada – ISU World Figure Skating Championships 2013 (London, ON) Cameco Corporation - MasterCard Memorial Cup (Saskatoon, SK) Shaw Communications – Shaw Charity Classic (Calgary, AB)

CSTA Sport Tourism Champion of the Year Award presented by Tourism Toronto

Eddie Francis (Mayor, Windsor, ON) Greg Krischke (Mayor, Leduc, AB)  John Winston (General Manager, London Tourism, London, ON)

Tickets to the PRESTIGE Awards luncheon are included with delegates’ fees for those who are registered delegates at Sport Events Congress.  Tickets are also available for purchase on a stand-alone basis, subject to availability.  Cost is $75 + tax per person and includes attendance to the awards show and lunch.  Reserved seating is available for groups of 5 people or more.  For more information about Sport Events Congress, the PRESTIGE luncheon or to purchase of tickets or register for the Congress, visit CSTA’s website at:  www.canadiansporttourism.com

About CSTA

The Canadian Sport Tourism Alliance is a member driven, tourism industry led organization that promotes sport tourism as a key economic development initiative at the community level.  The CSTA services over 300 members across Canada, including 140 municipalities, 150 national/provincial sport, multi-sport and major games organizations and variety of other national and provincial sport and tourism industry partners.

2014-01-22
HELP SUPPORT JUNIOR TEAM CANADA

As many past CBHA members have had the chance to experience high level events either nationally or internationally, you know that the travel costs dont come cheap. With increased airfares, a larger group from the West and tournament costs our young players across Canada need your support. Whether it is a few dollars you can reach out and donate or know a company or organization that can assist in funding, our 66 players would greatly appreciate it. We have set up a secure online donation page that anyone can donate any amount to. Please go to http://www.gofundme.com/JTCballhockey and make your donation today!

2014-01-07
ISBHF Women’s World Masters Championships Team Canada

The 1st ever ISBHF Women’s World Masters Ball Hockey Championships will be held in Tampa Bay, Florida, September 18-21, 2014. At this time the Canadian Ball Hockey Association (CBHA) is putting out a call to women aged 35+ interested in being part of the Women’s Team Canada Masters Program. Based on interest from coast to coast the CBHA will consider creating a Women’s Masters Team Canada East and West.

Application: 2014 ISBHF Women's World Masters ApplicationDates of Event: September 18th-21st, 2014Location: Innisbrook Resort Tampa Bay, Florida http://www.innisbrookgolfresort.com/Approximate cost per player: $1000 plus the cost of your flightEligibility: CBHA Member, Canadian Citizen (passport as ID) and born 1979 or earlier (turning 35 or older in 2014)

Cost is based on shared accommodations in 2 bedroom suites with 4 people/beds per suite (everyone gets their own bed) and also includes jerseys/apparel, team staff and airport transportation. Alternative costs/accommodations are also available for individuals travelling with family or friends.

If interested in applying please complete information below and forward application by Sunday, January 19, 2014 to: Shelley Callaghan president@cbha.com & Sara Hayward vp-womens@cbha.com. The team(s) will be chosen and players notified by January 31, 2014.

If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact Shelley or Sara.

The CBHA looks very forward to receiving your applications.

Yours in Sport,

 

Shelley Callaghan, CBHA President

Sara Hayward, CBHA VP-Women’s

2013-12-31
Men & Women Team Canada Ball Hockey GM positions

The CBHA is looking for new General Managers for the Men & Women Team Canada.

If you are interested or would like to have more information, please click on the following links:

 

Women Team Canada GM posting

Men Team Canada GM posting

2013-11-21
Online Auction to benefit JTC ball hockey program

With a trip next June (2014) for 66 young canadian athletes to participate at the World Junior Ball Hockey Championships in Bratislava, Slovakia the travel expenses don’t come cheap. The Canadian Ball Hockey Association (CBHA) is hosting an Online Auction from November 20th to December 10th with all proceeds going to the Junior Team Canada (JTC) program.The JTC players aged from 15 to 20 come from over 50 cities across Canada, Vancouver, BC to St.John’s Newfoundland and many cities in between. Our players are from your community and its your community that we are looking to for support.The Online Auction features original collectables such as autographed pucks, sticks, photos and jersey’s donated by various NHL teams. Players such as Brent Seabrook, Jason Spezza, Henrik Sedin, Andrew Ladd and Drew Doughty just to name a few, have put their autographs on many items. One of the showcased jersey’s sure to draw attention is a Vintage Montreal Canadians jersey signed by legend – Rocket Richard.We have a great selection of gift cards and certificates from many Canadian businesses and retailers. Looking for a getaway night, the hospitality industry has supported our program with hotel stays at places like Kicking Horse Resort in BC, Westin Brisol in Toronto, Lord Elgin Hotel in Ottawa, Sheraton Wall Centre in Vancouver and many others. For someone looking for a great gift for that special person, there’s also travel flight vouchers, jewellery, electronics and more.“We are overwhelmed by the amount of support we have received,” comments Gary Slavin, CBHA High Performance Minor Director. “With over 55,000 ball hockey members across Canada and people who just love hockey, we hope everyone will take a look at the Online Auction and see an item they would like to have or give as a Christmas present and make a bid,” added Slavin.All proceeds from the Online Auction benefit the program for the players and will directly help with their flights, accommodations, apparel, training camp and equipment. The trip to Europe isn’t just about competition in sports, but its a life experience for many of these players as they take in the culture and character of Czech Republic and Slovakia.Bidding deadline is December 10th, 2013 and all items will be delivered before Christmas.The Auction runs from November 20th, 2013 to December 10th, 2013.  Check out our Online Auction site and register to bid!auction.jtcballhockey.ca

2013-11-07
The CBHA announces the new GM for Team Canada Masters

The CBHA is proud to announce the General Manager who will lead the Canadian National Men's team at the 2014 ISBHF Master's World championships in Tampa Bay, Florida, USA on September 18-21.  The tournament which is being hosted by the USA promises to be the largest Master's Men's following the first two which were held in Bratislava, Slovakia and Pilsen, Czech Republic.The GM chosen by the CBHA HP Director and CBHA Men's Chair and Board counsel is François Chalut of our Quebec Association.  Chalut started playing ballhockey in High School in 1990, and his journey from his beloved neighborhood Brossard, led him to be part of a team called Dynamique Info Système that evolved finally into the Black Knights.  If that was not enough in 1995 he joined a team called the Steelers who, in 1999  was a part of the beginning of the Red Lite.  That is part of ball hockey royalty.  Since then he has been the spearhead of the Eastern Regional powerhouse Capitals for years bringing this classy franchise to our CBHA events for years always having clean, skilled and well organized teams.  Travelling the Eastern province's and visiting our provincial associations and garnering two gold medals in his teams travels.  Team Canada hopes this excellence will rub off to our Masters Nationals team.  Just like he has for his many teams that he has been part of on their creation to Gold.CBHA Men's chair Jason Baiani, states, "Frank's expierence in the game and attention to detail will be integral in the success of the Masters program and our National team representing the CBHA and all of our provinces".  Chalut will take over a program that will be filled with CBHA Hall of Fame players, ex-National Team players and top CBHA players of the past.  The program is a family who has represented Canada with pride,  clean play thus fulfilling its ambassadorial mission in its first two Worlds.Chalut hopes to lead the Masters team to its first Gold medal to go with the Silver and Bronze it has earned under the past excellent leadership of Mike Schweighardt of BC.  Chalut says" It is such an honour to be named GM of Masters Team Canada. I have been organizing teams for more then 20 years ans I have always been commited ans passionate about it. THis time, it's th ebiggest challenge that I will face. Being a part of an International competition and beeing the General Manager of our country is something that didn't seem possible not long ago. All the experience acquired in the past will permit me to select the men and players that will make Team Canada a success story.Our group will be skilled, intense, fast, disciplined, commited, passionate and will form a family that will be remembered.When you wear the leaf on your uniform, this goal is not to be great or excellent, it is to bring back home the Gold!"The team will be named in the next few months, and the CBHA its members, and CBHA board are proud to name a person of François Chalut calibre and excellence to our National program.

2013-10-29
CBHA JTC Program announces the 2014 U18 Team Canada Roster

On behalf of the Canadian Ball Hockey Association and the High Performance Minor Program, it is with great pleasure to announce the 2014 U18 Junior Team Canada Roster. These 22 athletes will travel to Bratislava, Slovakia June 17th, 2014 to defend the gold that Canada won in Pisek, Czech Republic in 2012 . This team has a great Canadian representation from coast to coast and is being guided by a strong experienced staff consisting of General Manager Dave Eccleston (Ontario), Head Coach Tyrel Spitzer (Alberta), Assistant Coach Ray Cook (Manitoba), and Mentor Teenu Bassi (BC). We look forward to these players coming together and taking on the world.

 

Nick Gondos

RW

L

5'10"

165

BC

Jonathin Weloy

C

R

5'9"

145

BC

Brett Pollock

RW

L

6'3"

190

Alberta

Jonny Evans

LW

R

5'9"

145

BC

Kal Kastes

RW

L

5'10"

170

Manitoba

Jonathan Erbs

LW

L

5'7"

175

New Brunswick

Josh Laframboise

W

R

6'0"

190

Saskatchewan

Connor Navrot

W

R

6'2"

170

Saskatchewan

Jake Dudar

C

L

5'9"

150

Manitoba

Brad Wightman

W

R

5'11"

160

BC

Logan Shantz

W

L

5'8"

162

Saskatchewan

Curtis Nelson

W

L

6'1"

175

BC

Michael Zipp

D

L

6'2"

187

Alberta

Keagan Fedorko

D

L

5'9"

160

BC

Kash Fisher

D

R

5'10"

155

Manitoba

Chris McKay

D

R

6'4"

207

Alberta

Curtis McKinley

D

L

5'9"

160

Alberta

Jaydn Alexander

D

R

5'11"

150

BC

David Jachetta

D

R

6'0"

172

Manitoba

Kyle Pacholok

D

L

6'1"

180

Alberta

Tristan Slavin

G

L

6'0"

190

BC

Kyle McHolm

G

L

6'3"

180

Manitoba

2013-09-18
Masters Team Canada GM Posting

Masters Team Canada General Manager Position

The 2014 ISBHF World Masters Championships are taking place from September 18-21, 2014 in Tampa Bay, Florida and the CBHA is currently accepting applications from organized individuals interested in taking on the role of Masters Team Canada General Manager.

Criteria of Masters Team Canada General Manager Applicants:

Applicants must be a good standing member of CBHA and its associations and have organized ball hockey teams and/or programs for a minimum of 5 years preferably with high level tournament experience. Outside of ball hockey any work experience in organizing and/or managing would be a strong asset.

General Managers must be able to travel and be prepared to be away before, during and after the tournament dates. The GM chosen for the position must follow all “CBHA High Performance Program” guidelines, procedures and schedules put forward to the GM’s by the HP Adult Director and CBHA Men’s Vice President and if not followed, CBHA has the right to revoke the appointed position at any point during the planning prior to tournament travel.

Team General Manager’s will be responsible for, but not limited to:

Assist with the scouting and selection of players Be available for conference calls with the HP Adult Director and CBHA Men’s Vice President Develop and manage with the help of the HP Adult Director and CBHA Men’s Vice President a Masters team Canada budget, including per player costs Be responsible for contacting of all chosen players arranging payments for travel, accommodation, etc. as per the budget Select and help supervise all coaching staff, support staff and players Follow a set budget and keep spreadsheets up to date Supply pre and post tournament reports to the HP Adult Director for presentation to the CBHA Board

All resumes must be submitted via e-mail no later than Friday, October 4, 2013 to:

Shelley CallaghanCBHA Presidentpresident@cbha.com

Candidates selected for interviews will be contacted by telephone to arrange a date and time.

Yours in sport,

Shelley CallaghanPresidentCanadian Ball Hockey Association

2013-08-20
Quebec men’s teams win gold, silver and bronze medals while Women’s capture gold and silver to go perfect at this years 2013 National ball hockey championships.

It wasn’t long ago that the Eastern Regionals were held in Oakville Ontario and after dominating the B, C, D and Women’s Regionals the success carried over for the elite teams as Red Lite once again captured the gold medal for a ninth time defeating the Black Knights 5-2 and Dek Hockey Drummond claimed themselves as women’s champs in a tight battle versus Dek Hockey De La Capitale. Combining for a total of 13 men’s and 8 women’s teams from all across the country this event demonstrated once again how intense, thrilling and exciting the beautiful game of ball hockey can really be. Red Lite has set the standard of how this game should be played and after winning it for a ninth time they have reached a feat that may never be matched for decades to come. Led by Paul.Roy, Mathieu Lebrun and Sandro Morello the Red Lite have done an impressive job adjusting their roster in the recent past by adding some big names such as Yannick.Labonte ,Nelson.Vargas-Dias and Domenic.Morency just to name a few. While they weren’t the only Quebec team to capture a medal the Mtl Black Knights also walked away with silver and the Scorpions captured bronze after going to a shootout against the Niagara Rebels. As for the Women’s finals both clubs re presented the province best they can only to have Dek Hockey Drummond finish on top in a close contest versus Dek Hockey De La Capitale. After a long intense week of high quality hockey this tournament will be looked back by many as a memorable experience. Just below is a list of some of the award winners.AWARD WINNERSWOMENTournament MVP - Marie-Eve Provost - Dek Hockey DrummondMVP Forward - Marie-Claude Allard (Dek Hockey De La Capitale)MVP Defence - Britni Smith (Toronto Shamrocks)MVP Goalie - Catherine Herron (Dek Hockey Drummond)Tops Scorer (3) - Kateri Pelland (Dek Hockey Drummond); Fannie Desforges (Ottawa Rebels); Chelsea Purcell (Alberta Rockies)All-Star TeamGoalie - Natasha Plourde (Vanier White Lightning)Defence - Sophie Lachapelle (Dek Hockey Drummond)Defence - Adrian Crampton (Ottawa Rebels)Forward - Stephanie Savoie (Dek Hockey De La Capitale)Forward - Jennifer Brine (Toronto Shamrocks)Forward - Deliah Elrerich (BC Hawks)MENTournament MVP - Yannick Labonte (Montreal Red Lite)MVP Forward - Francis Chalet (Montreal Black Knights)MVP Defence - Jeremy Brunet (Montreal Red Lite)MVP Goalie - Samuel Beauchamp (Montreal Red Lite)Tops Scorer - Yannick Tifu (Montreal Black Knights)All-Star TeamGoalie - Jeremy Klausner (Edmonton Whalers)Defence - Matteo Stoico (Montreal Scorpions)Defence - Patrick O'Keefe (Newfoundland Blackhorse)Forward - Chris Morrison Jr. (Niagara Rebels)Forward - Dylan Kelly (Team Manitoba)Forward - Curtis Billstein (Calgary Pitbulls)

Quebec men’s teams win gold, silver and bronze medals while Women’s capture gold and silver to go perfect at this years 2013 National ball hockey championships.

It wasn’t long ago that the Eastern Regionals were held in Oakville Ontario and after dominating the B, C, D and Women’s Regionals the success carried over for the elite teams as Red Lite once again captured the gold medal for a ninth time defeating the Black Knights 5-2 and Dek Hockey Drummond claimed themselves as women’s champs in a tight battle versus Dek Hockey De La Capitale. Combining for a total of 13 men’s and 8 women’s teams from all across the country this event demonstrated once again how intense, thrilling and exciting the beautiful game of ball hockey can really be. Red Lite has set the standard of how this game should be played and after winning it for a ninth time they have reached a feat that may never be matched for decades to come. Led by Paul.Roy, Mathieu Lebrun and Sandro Morello the Red Lite have done an impressive job adjusting their roster in the recent past by adding some big names such as Yannick.Labonte ,Nelson.Vargas-Dias and Domenic.Morency just to name a few. While they weren’t the only Quebec team to capture a medal the Mtl Black Knights also walked away with silver and the Scorpions captured bronze after going to a shootout against the Niagara Rebels. As for the Women’s finals both clubs re presented the province best they can only to have Dek Hockey Drummond finish on top in a close contest versus Dek Hockey De La Capitale. After a long intense week of high quality hockey this tournament will be looked back by many as a memorable experience. Just below is a list of some of the award winners.AWARD WINNERSWOMENTournament MVP - Marie-Eve Provost - Dek Hockey DrummondMVP Forward - Marie-Claude Allard (Dek Hockey De La Capitale)MVP Defence - Britni Smith (Toronto Shamrocks)MVP Goalie - Catherine Herron (Dek Hockey Drummond)Tops Scorer (3) - Kateri Pelland (Dek Hockey Drummond); Fannie Desforges (Ottawa Rebels); Chelsea Purcell (Alberta Rockies)All-Star TeamGoalie - Natasha Plourde (Vanier White Lightning)Defence - Sophie Lachapelle (Dek Hockey Drummond)Defence - Adrian Crampton (Ottawa Rebels)Forward - Stephanie Savoie (Dek Hockey De La Capitale)Forward - Jennifer Brine (Toronto Shamrocks)Forward - Deliah Elrerich (BC Hawks)MENTournament MVP - Yannick Labonte (Montreal Red Lite)MVP Forward - Francis Charest (Montreal Black Knights)MVP Defence - Jeremy Brunet (Montreal Red Lite)MVP Goalie - Samuel Beauchamp (Montreal Red Lite)Tops Scorer - Yannick Tifu (Montreal Black Knights)All-Star TeamGoalie - Jeremy Klausner (Edmonton Whalers)Defence - Matteo Stoico (Montreal Scorpions)Defence - Patrick O'Keefe (Newfoundland Blackhorse)Forward - Chris Morrison Jr. (Niagara Rebels)Forward - Dylan Kelly (Team Manitoba)Forward - Curtis Billstein (Calgary Pitbulls)

2013-08-12
Les Championnats canadiens, c'est maintenant!

Tous les matchs sont retransmis en direct. CLIQUEZ ICI

Cette année, les Championnats Nationaux de l’Association canadienne de hockey-balle (ACHB) auront lieu du 12 au 17 août, à Montréal. Vingt-et-une équipes provenant de la Colombie-Britannique, l’Alberta, la Saskatchewan, le Manitoba, l’Ontario, le Québec et Terre-Neuve.

Six équipes du Québec seront présentes. Du côté féminin : Dek hockey de la Capitale et Dek Drummond. Du côté masculin: Scorpions, Red Lite, Black Knights, Pile ou Face.

Nous vous invitons à venir voir les meilleurs joueurs et joueuses de hockey-balle au pays.

Les matchs se joueront aux arénas Martin-Brodeur (5300 boul. Robert, St-Léonard, Montréal) et Howie Morenz (8650 ave Querbes, Montréal). 

Rappelons que l’Association canadienne de hockey-balle est un organisme à but non-lucratif, en existence depuis 1977. Elle fait partie de la Fédération internationale de hockey-balle et hockey de rue (ISBHF) et est membre associé de Hockey Canada.

Pour plus d’information sur les Championnats, visitez le www.cbhastats.goalline.ca. (Webdiffusion en direct, statistiques, classements etc.)Pour plus d'information sur l'ACHB, visitez le www.cbha.com

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PAST NATIONAL CHAMPIONS / ANCIENS CHAMPIONS NATIONAUX

YEAR

ANNÉE

MEN’S NATIONAL CHAMPIONS CHAMPIONS NATIONAUX

WOMEN’S NATIONAL CHAMPIONS CHAMPIONNES NATIONALES

CITY

VILLE

1978

 Toronto Canadians (ON)

 

 Ottawa, ON

1979

 Ottawa Globe Trophy (ON)

 

 Winnipeg, MB

1980

 Toronto Canadians (ON)

 

 Toronto, ON

1981

 Sarnia Wilding Doors (ON)

 

 Edmonton, AB

1982

 St. John’s India Bears (NL / TN)

 

 Saint John, NB

1983

 Burnaby Beavers (CB / BC)

 

 Vancouver, CB / BC

1984

 Toronto Midas Athletics (ON)

 

 St. John’s, NL/ TN

1985

 Winnipeg Grass Hoppers (MB)

 

 Winnipeg, MB

1986

 St John’s Celtics (NL / TN)

 

 Bridgetown, NÉ / NS

1987

 St. John’s Best Western Travellers (NL/TN)

Toronto Team Canadian Cougars (ON)

 Calgary, AB

1988

 St. John’s Best Western (NL / TN)

Edmonton Old Abbey (AB)

 Moncton, NB

1989

 Maple Pre Cast Eagles (ON)

Toronto Dragons (ON)

 Mississauga, ON

1990

 London Provincial Glass (ON)

Old Abbey (AB)

 St. John’s,  NL / TN

1991

 Toronto Midas Fracas Top Guns (ON)

Toronto Dragons (ON)

 Edmonton, AB

1992

 Fernview Rangers (ON)

Edmonton Stingrays (AB)

 Richmond, BC / CB

1993

 Fernview Rangers (ON)

Toronto Red Wings (ON)

 Ottawa, ON

1994

 Fernview Rangers (ON)

Richmond Vikings (BC / CB)

 St. John’s, NL/ TN

1995

 Montréal Storm (QC)

Toronto Red Wings (ON)

 Edmonton, AB

1996

 Midnight Express (ON)

Toronto Red Wings (ON)

 Montréal, QC

1997

 Midnight Express (ON)

Toronto Road Runners (ON)

 St. John’s, NL / TN

1998

 Midnight Express (ON)

Toronto Extreme (ON)

 Vancouver, BC / CB

1999

 Midnight Express (ON)

Toronto Predators (ON)

 Toronto, ON

2000

 Midnight Express (ON)

Toronto Predators (ON)

 Saint John, NB

2001

 Montréal Red Lite (QC)

Toronto Predators (ON)

 Vancouver, BC / CB

2002

 Montréal Red Lite (QC)

AJ’s Pub (NB)

 St. John’s, NL / TN

2003

 Montréal Red Lite (QC)

Vancouver Sharks (BC / CB)

 Montréal, QC

2004

 Montréal Red Lite (QC)

Toronto Predators (ON)

 Toronto, ON

2005

 Montréal Red Lite (QC)

Edmonton Gunners (AB)

 Calgary, AB

2006

 Montréal Red Lite (QC)

Vancouver Hawks (BC / CB)

 Montréal, QC

2007

 Montréal Red Lite (QC)

Joliette Coyotes (QC)

 Saint John, NB

2008

 Montréal Black Knights (QC)

Oshawa Stampede (ON)

 Burnaby, BC / CB

2009

 Brampton Midnight Express (ON)

Ontario Rebel (ON)

 Winnipeg, MB

2010

 Newfoundland Black Horse (NL /TN)

Vanier United (ON)

 St. John’s, NL /TN

2011

 Brampton Midnight Express (ON)

Vanier White Lightening (ON)

 Brampton, ON

2012

Montréal Red Lite (QC)

Toronto Shamrocks (ON)

Edmonton, AB

 

 

ISBHF WORLD  MEN’S CHAMPIONS  / CHAMPIONS DU MONDE DE L’ISBHF                     

Year / Année – City / Ville

GOLD / OR

SILVER / ARGENT

BRONZE

1996 – Bratislava, SLO

Canada

Czech Rep.Tchèque

Slovakia / Slovaquie

1998 – Litomerice, CZE

Czech Rep.Tchèque

Slovakia / Slovaquie

Canada

1999 – Zvolen, SLO

Slovakia / Slovaquie

Canada

Czech Rep.Tchèque

2001 – Toronto, CAN

Canada

Czech Rep.Tchèque

Slovakia / Slovaquie

2003 – Sierre, CHE

Canada

Czech Rep.Tchèque

Slovakia / Slovaquie

2005 – Pittsburgh, USA

Canada

Slovakia / Slovaquie

Italy / Italie

2007 – Ratingen, DEU

Canada

Czech Rep.Tchèque

Slovakia / Slovaquie

2009 – Pilsen, CZE

Czech Rep.Tchèque

India / Inde

Slovakia / Slovaquie

2011 – Bratislava, SLO

Czech Rep.Tchèque

Canada

Slovakia / Slovaquie

2013 – St. John’s, CAN

Slovakia / Slovaquie

Czech Rep.Tchèque

Canada

 

ISBHF WORLD  WOMEN’S CHAMPIONS  / CHAMPIONNES DU MONDE DE L’ISBHF                               

Year / Année – City / Ville

GOLD / OR

SILVER / ARGENT

BRONZE

2007 – Ratingen, DEU

Canada

Slovakia / Slovaquie

Czech Rep.Tchèque

2009 – Pilsen, CZE

Canada

Slovakia / Slovaquie

Czech Rep.Tchèque

2011 – Bratislava, SLO

Slovakia / Slovaquie

Canada

Czech Rep.Tchèque

2013 – St. John’s, CAN

Canada

Slovakia / Slovaquie

Czech Rep.Tchèque

 

 

2013-07-19
2013 CBHA Events

Here is the calendar of all official events the Canadian Ball Hockey Association (CBHA) will be hosting this summer together with its Provincial Associations .

 As you'll notice, there will be a lot of action this summer! We hope you'll be able to attend to support your favorite teams!

 

2013-07-12
2014 Junior Team Canada position application deadline extended

The Canadian Ball Hockey Association has earned a reputation for excellence - in the quality of its players and community leaders and in the long tradition of athletic achievement. Our goal is to build a program that is recognized as the best in world. We have a reputation for excellence in our sport coupled with a strong sense of community, which fosters growth. Athletic activities are an important part of our youth’s life experiences and this is reflected in our long tradition of achievement in inter-provincial competition.

We have extended the application deadline seeking outstanding individuals to fill General Manager, Head Coach, Assistant Coach and Mentor positions to be a part of our Junior Team Canada program for each of our teams, U16, U18 and U20 for the 2014 World Junior Ball Hockey Championships.

All resumes must be submitted via email to HPDirector-Minors@cbha.com no later than the deadlines listed below:

General Manager Positions - Wednesday, July 17, 2013 @ Noon Pacific Daylight Time

Head Coach Positions – Wednesday, July 24, 2013 @ Noon Pacific Daylight Time

Assistant Coach Positions - Wednesday, July 24, 2013 @ Noon Pacific Daylight Time

Mentor Positions - Wednesday, July 24, 2013 @ Noon Pacific Daylight Time

Please click on the positions above to view/download the posting for each position.

Best of luck to all individuals applying!

Gary Slavin, CBHA HP Minors Director

2013-07-08
Five Hole For Food - Annual coast-to-coast tour

Five Hole For Food Sets Biggest Goal to Date: 250,000 pounds of Food for Local Food BanksCoast-to-coast tour began July 3 in St. John’s, Newfoundland

Five Hole for Food (FHFF) set off July 3 on its fourth road trip, which began in St. John’s, N.L., to tackle hunger. This year’s 17-day tour will stop in 13 cities to play hockey for food. It will cover more than 11,000 kilometres and aims to collect the equivalent of 250,000 pounds of food in support of Canadian food banks.  Canadian Ball Hockey Association supports FHFF's efforts and encourages all players in one of the cities holding an event to join the movement and play Hockey For Food! Check out FHFF's progress to date:

 

    

 

Follow the Tour on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/FiveHoleForFood

Follow the News articles from each city: http://www.fiveholeforfood.com/news-2/

 

Five Hole for Food travels from the East Coast to the West Coast playing ball hockey for local food banks.

Beginning with a simple idea, the annual tour has not strayed from our humble beginnings. To take part and join in a city near you, all you need is a hockey stick and a can of food. We’ll supply the rest.

Will you play hockey for food? Here are the dates and locations holding events, keep these on your calendar: 

July 3rd - St. John’s – George Street | DetailsJuly 5th - Halifax – Halifax Commons Oval | DetailsJuly 6th – Charlottetown – Charlottetown Event Grounds | DetailsJuly 7th - Saint John – The East parking lot beside Harbour Station on Station Street | DetailsJuly 9th - Montreal – Place du Canada | DetailsJuly 10th - Ottawa – Sparks Street | DetailsJuly 11th - Toronto – YD Square | DetailsJuly 13th – Winnipeg – Corydon Avenue at Cockburn Street | DetailsJuly 14th - Regina – Scarth Street Mall | DetailsJuly 16th – Calgary – Eau Claire Market | DetailsJuly 17th - Edmonton – Centennial Square | DetailsJuly 19th - Victoria – Saanich Plaza | DetailsJuly 20th – Vancouver – Granville Street | Details

Check out the upcoming events on FACEBOOK/EVENTS.

2013-04-21
CBHA Minor and Adult High Performance Directors Named

The Canadian Ball Hockey Association (CBHA) is pleased to announce Gary Slavin from Maple Ridge, BC as the new CBHA Minors HP Director and Terry Ryan from Mount Pearl, NL as the CBHA Adult HP Director. Both individuals bring incredible expertise to these positions through their lifelong dedication to the sport as players, volunteers and leaders. The CBHA is very excited at the passion both gentlemen have for advancing their respective programs and their combined vision to build bridges between the minor and adult programs, creating a coordinated high performance program from coast to coast.

They say that true leadership shines through early in life and for Gary Slavin that was certainly the case. Taking on the organization of a street hockey league after school as a teen, this early ball hockey experience was just the start of a long and successful career in ball hockey as a player, coach, father (of two young players) and league executive. Over the last 7 years Gary has coached one or two teams in ‘house’ league in addition to coaching competitively in two Provincials, seven Western Challenge Cups, six Junior Nationals and one Junior World Championship. During this period Gary also served on the executives of the Ridge Meadows Minor Ball Hockey and West Coast Minor Ball Hockey Associations providing the extra time and leadership needed to keep the game strong and coordinated. In 2012 Gary was appointed General Manager of U16 & U18 Junior Team Canada (being part of 3 golds, 1 silver and 1 bronze) and sat on the CBHA Junior Team Canada High Performance Committee. The level of organization and communication provided by Gary to parents, coaches, players and staff was appreciated and recognized by everyone. Having worked with minors at so many levels, Gary has taken and sees the value of programs like the NCCP Coaching Certification, Speak Out (Respect in Sport) and basic First Aid certification, as essential elements needed by those working with children and youth. Gary puts the kids first and is passionate about giving opportunities while creating safe and supportive environments for growth. The CBHA is very excited that Gary will be taking his incredible vision to this new role of Minors HP Director and looks forward to working with him to not only build a strong Junior Team Canada Program but help advance youth ball hockey development Canada-wide.

 

Excelling, building and developing ball hockey from the grassroots to the world stage is something that is very close to Terry Ryan’s heart. You just need to sit and speak with him for 5 minutes to hear the excitement in his voice when he talks about this great game and where he hopes it can develop in the years to come. Terry Ryan has made a huge impression across Canada and internationally in the ball hockey world. Terry has represented Canada in 2003, 2007, 2009 and 2011 as a member of Men’s Team Canada at the ISBHF World Championships and will be representing Canada once again at the upcoming 2013 Worlds in St John's. Although Terry may be best known for his performances as an athlete, he also gives much back as a volunteer and parent, receiving many community service awards for his dedication. Terry has incredible media and broadcasting experience (TV, radio and print) and he is about to publish a book “Tales of a First Round Nothing” that chronicles his experience in the NHL. As part of his volunteer experience Terry helped develop the Breakaway Youth Program for Inuit youth in Natuashish (formerly Davis Inlet) a small community near Labrador to help address the staggering substance abuse problems so prevalent in this community. This innovative program used hockey as a reward for studying- ‘education through motivation’ - with boys traveled to play in tournaments giving them opportunities beyond their communities. Organizing the program, related trips and requests for funding to keep the program going are all great skills Terry has acquired through this program that he brings to the new HP Adult position. Terry feels very fortunate for all the opportunities he has had and wants to help develop both high performance and grassroots development across Canada within the Adult program. The CBHA is very excited to welcome Terry as the new Adult HP Director and looks forward to building on the passion and unbelievable connections that he brings to this position.

2013-04-20
Norm Spitzer Appointed as JTC Director of Scouting

On behalf of the CBHA High Performance Program, it is with great pleasure to announce the appointment of Norm Spitzer as the Junior Team Canada Director of Scouting. With a tremendous track record the Junior Team Canada program has had over the past six years, its not far to look that Norm has been an instrumental part of the success (4 golds, 1 silver and 1 bronze). Norm from Edmonton, Alberta has been scouting JTC players since 2007, and has the eye and the knowledge to put the talent needed on the floor. In his first JTC scouting year, Norm was appointed as the U16 Head Coach for the first ever Canada squad. Norm along with 22 players that he assembled brought back from Zvolen, Slovakia the first World U16 Gold awarded by the ISBHF. Norm in his 16th year with minor ball hockey continues to be a huge part of the Minor Ball Hockey Edmonton Association scene. Along with his son Tyrel, he has put many high calibre teams not only on the floor within the hometown league, but as well as coaching/managing 10 teams at the Western Challenge Cup Championships and 6 at Junior Nationals. Norm in 2012 was part of the U16 & U18 JTC squads as he was the Assistant General Manager overseas in Pisek, Czech Republic. With the experience of two Junior World events and 7 of the last 9 Junior Nationals, Norm knows what type of player it takes to compete on the world stage. One of Norm's many tasks will be to seek out scouts across the country to have coast to coast input to the JTC program. Norm also has over 30+ years of experience in a leadership level with Ice Hockey including stints as President of the Mill Wood Hockey Association and the South Side Athletic Club where he has seen numerous players go on to the WHL, AJHL, NCAA and NHL. I personally would like to thank and welcome Norm as I look forward to continuing to work with him and building a strong national program for our youths of Canada. Gary Slavin,CBHA High Performance Minors Director

2013-04-04
2013 Men's Team Canada Final Roster Announced

Vancouver, BC - The Canadian Ball Hockey Association announced Wednesday, Canada’s Men’s National Team players and staff that are preparing their venture to the 10th World Ball Hockey Championships from June 2 - 9, 2013 being hosted on Canadian soil in St. John’s, Newfoundland & Labrador.Team Canada staff was very busy in 2012 scouting various events held across Canada.  Thorough scouting of the Men’s “A” Nationals in Edmonton, AB, Western B & C Regional Championships in Kelowna, BC, the Eastern B & C Regional Championships in Montreal, QC and various league play across Canada we left no stone unturned. This attention to detail and pursuit of excellence has led to Canada’s Men’s National Ball Hockey program in winning four of the last 6 World Championships and building toward our quest to win on home soil in St. John’s in 2013.“The top-caliber players on the National Team play in various elite leagues across the nation and competed for the chance to represent Canada at the World Championships.  Making the final cuts to get the roster down to 25 posed a real challenge for our staff” said Tony Iannitto General Manager & Head Coach of the Men’s National Team.“It is tough to be scouted as one of the best players in the nation and then not make the cut.  But that’s the level of competition we had this year for Team Canada and unfortunately we could only take 25 players,” observed Assistant Coach Ian Moores.“We’re taking nothing for granted in our preparation for the World Championship.  Every team arriving in St. John’s will be hungry and we have to be at the top of our game if we’re going to live up to the expectations our staff and each of our players has placed on themselves,” concluded Assistant Coach Jason Baiani.“On behalf of the Canadian Ball Hockey Association, I would like to congratulate the players and staff named today, along with their provincial associations, leagues, club teams, families, coaches and officials who have helped them along the way,” said Shelley Callaghan, CBHA President.Here is your 2013 Men’s National Team:

 Name

Date of  Birth

Hometown

Province

2012 Club Team

Goaltenders

Fabio Luongo

06-Aug-1986

Montreal

Quebec

Montreal Scorpions

Tim Barlow*

17-Jan-1980

Edmonton

Alberta

Edmonton Whalers

Chris Feltham

06-Aug-1982

Paradise

Newfoundland

Newfoundland Blackhorse

Defense

Carl Ghilarducci

03-Apr-1989

lle-Bizard

Quebec

Montreal Red Lite

Patrick O’Keefe*

05-Jun-1988

Mount Pearl

Newfoundland

Newfoundland Blackhorse

Justin Pender*

25-Oct-1988

St. John’s

Newfoundland

Newfoundland Blackhorse

Matteo Stoico

05-Jun-1990

Montreal

Quebec

Montreal Scorpions

Calin Wild*

26-Dec-1986

Winnipeg

Manitoba

Manitoba Selects

Paul Roy*

21-Nov-1975

Pincourt

Quebec

Montreal Red Lite

Jeremi Brunet

02-Jan-1983

Montreal

Quebec

Montreal Generals

Mike Dyke - Alternate

01-Nov-1984

St. John’s

Gander

St. John’s Jets

Forwards

Scott Holben

05-Oct-1984

Edmonton

Alberta

Edmonton Savages

Dominic Morency

14-Aug-1981

Montreal

Quebec

Montreal Red Lite

Terry Ryan Jr.*

14-Jan-1977

Mount Pearl

Newfoundland

India Bears

Mike Stinziani*

11-May-1989

Montreal

Quebec

Montreal Black Knights

Andrew Sweetland

21-Oct-1986

Bonavista

Newfoundland

Newfoundland Blackhorse

Nelson Vargas Dias

09-Feb-1986

Montreal

Quebec

Montreal Red Lite

Paolo Musto*

12-Aug-1970

Montreal

Quebec

Montreal Black Knights

Sandro Morello*

12-Nov-1970

Pointe-Claire

Quebec

Montreal Red Lite

Evan Peters

02-Sep-1989

Saskatoon

Saskatchewan

Saskatchewan Buffalo

Yannick Labonte*

23-May-1985

Laval

Quebec

Montreal Red Lite

Steven Cacciotti

23-Feb-1987

Montreal

Quebec

Montreal Reg Lions

Kris Mattice

10-Oct-1979

Kamloops

British Columbia

Kamloops Blackjacks

Jonathan Daoust*

23-Aug-1975

McMasterville

Quebec

Montreal Red Lite

Martin Frechette*

17-Mar-1980

Vaudreuil-Dorion

Quebec

Montreal Red Lite

Robert Slaney*

13-Oct-1988

Upper Island Cove

Newfoundland

Newfoundland Blackhorse

Jordan Escott - Alternate

28-Sep-1991

St. John’s

Newfoundland

Newfoundland Blackhorse

Staff

Tony Iannitto*

Laval

Quebec

Montreal Black Knights

Mike Schweighardt*

Delta

British Columbia

Delta Jaguars

Ian Moores*

Bay Roberts

Newfoundland

Newfoundland Blackhorse

Jason Baiani*

Irishtown

New Brunswick

Moncton Chiefs

Chris Sparkes*

St. John’s

Newfoundland

Newfoundland Blackhorse

Dr. Randy Smith

Mount Pearl

Newfoundland

Newfoundland Blackhorse

Matthew Halverson*

Delta

British Columbia

Vancouver Falcons

David Roper

Mount Pearl

Newfoundland

India Bears

 

2013-02-20
Men’s National Team Announcement

VANCOUVER, BC – The Canadian Ball Hockey Association and its High Performance Family announced Wednesday the first eleven of Canada’s best men’s ball hockey players and seven staff are preparing their venture to the 10th World Ball Hockey Championships from June 2- 9, 2013 being hosted on Canadian soil in St. John’s, Newfoundland & Labrador.

Team Canada staff was very busy in 2011 and 2012 scouting various events held across Canada. This attention to detail and pursuit of excellence has led to Canada’s Men’s National Ball Hockey program in winning the four out of the last six World Championships and building toward our quest to win the 2013 event in St. John’s.

“On behalf of the Canadian Ball Hockey Association, I would like to congratulate the players and staff named today, along with their provincial associations, leagues, club teams, families, coaches and officials who have helped them along the way,” said Shelley Callaghan, CBHA President.

 

Here is the 2013 Men’s National Team Players & Staff Announced Today:

Goaltender: Fabio Luongo (Quebec)Defense:Carl Ghilarducci (Quebec), *Patrick O’Keefe (Newfoundland & Labrador), *Justin Pender (Newfoundland & Labrador), Matteo Stoico (Quebec)

Forwards: Scott Holben (Alberta), Dominic Morency (Quebec), *Terry Ryan Jr. (Newfoundland & Labrador),

*Mike Stinziani (Quebec), Andrew Sweetland (Newfoundland & Labrador), Nelson Vargas Dias (Quebec)

 

Staff:

General Manager/Head Coach *Tony Iannitto (Quebec)Assistant General Manager *Mike Schweighardt (British Columbia)Assistant Coach *Ian Moores (Newfoundland & Labrador)Assistant Coach *Jason Baiani (New Brunswick)Trainer David Roper (Newfoundland & Labrador)Registered Massage Therapist *Marta Dos Santos (Ontario)Fitness Director *Dr. Rene Vandenboom (Ontario)

* Previously Represented Canada Internationally

 

2013-02-13
Women's Team Canada Announcement

 

Women’s Team Canada Announcement  

Toronto - After 18 months of extensive scouting, Women’s Team Canada is pleased to announce its Roster for the 4th Women’s World Championship to be held in St John’s, Newfoundland June 4th – 9th, 2013.

This is a team with great depth of skills and experience.  New upcoming talent will join 14 returning players from the last three World Championships!  These elite athletes were selected from at least one of the four scouting and evaluation events at the 2011, 2012 Canadian Championships, 2012 Eastern and Western Canadian Championships.  

A truly proud Canadian, General Manager Paul Beale is extremely pleased that this National team has representation from coast to coast.  Paul says:  “I know that all of the players will take great pride in wearing the Canadian Maple Leaf”.

Returning for one last World Championship, Head Coach Christine Pellerin said “with such a great pool of players to select from, this was by far, the most difficult selection process ever.”  “I couldn’t think of a better place to finish my coaching career at home and on the “Rock”.  Our goal is to regain the World Title”.

It is with great excitement that we present our 2013 WTC Roster:

Goaltenders: Kathryn Padmore (Toronto, ON - OBHF), Katie Passfield (Mississauga, ON - OBHF), and Nathalie Girouard (Ottawa, ON - OBHF).

Defences: Jessica O’Grady (Ottawa, ON - OBHF), Britni Smith (Toronto, ON - OBHF), Mallory Johnston (Chatham, ON - OBHF), Amy Dawson (Dartmouth, NS - NSBHA), Danika Smith (Ottawa, ON - OBHF), Madison Sands (Maple Ridge, BC - BCBHA), and Lesley McArthur (Ottawa, ON - OBHF).

Forwards: Chelsea Purcell (Hudson Bay, SK - WRBHA), Shelley Cockerill (Winnipeg, MB - MBHA), Fannie Desforges (Fournier, ON - OBHF), Caroline Bérubé (Roberval, QC - QBHA), Jennifer Brine (Truro, NS - OBHF), Franceska Perron (Quebec, QC - QBHA), Kristen Cooze (Kippens, NL - NLBHA), Alicia Blomberg (Timmins, ON - OBHF), Elysia Desmier (Vanier, ON - OBHF), Candace Moxley (Markham, ON - OBHF), Erika Pouliot (St-Joseph de Beauce, QC - OBHF),  Chantal Larocque (Winnipeg, MB - MBHA), Dawn Tulk (Deer Lake, NL NLBHA), and Amanda Kean (St. Anthony, NL - NLBHA).

Staff: Christine Pellerin - Head Coach (Toronto, ON OBHF), Nicole Latreille - Assistant Coach (Ottawa, ON - OBHF), Thomas Walsh - Assistant Coach (Clarenville, NL - NLBHA), Paul Beale - General Manager (Saint John, NB - NBBHA), Renee Sheldon -Therapist (Pickering, ON - OBHF) & Dr. Jessica Wade (St. John’s, NL).

 

 

2012-08-30
RED LITE CAPTURES 8th CBHA MEN’S NATIONAL TITLE

EDMONTON , ALBERTA- It came as no surprise to see both these clubs battle it out for the ultimate prize after dominating the round robin stages. While NFLD Black Horse were trying to claim a second national championship in only two years, the Montreal Red Lite wanted to end their five year drought  with a win on Saturday afternoon. As always an important start to any game is vital. Sean Legris did just that for the  Red Lite with a goal just under two minutes in at 18:09.Ironically Mike Stinziani of Black Horse earlier had the first chance of the game as he flew by defenseman Carl Ghilarducci ,only to have him lose the ball as he was cutting to the net .Nicolas Guertin later added to that lead at the 3:34 minute mark of the opening period to put his club up 2-0 with one period remaining.  It may have come as a tall order at this point for the trailing team but one period was still plenty of time for Black Horse to get back into the game. Unfortunately for them Jonathan Daoust was able to take advantage with a power play goal to widen the lead to 3-0. Black Horse did eventually solve  netminder Samuel Beauchamp who had been  perfect throughout the entire game on a power play goal by Jeremy Bishop. Once again Jonathan Daoust responded shortly after, which really crushed any hopes for a Black Horse comeback. With time winding down Chris Sparkes did reduce the margin in half for the Black Horse before Nelson Vargas-Dias capped it off for the Red Lite on a feed by Jonathan Daoust who had a remarkable performance with four points that included two goals and 2 assists. Note:This was the 35 anniversary of the Men’s National Championship .Ironically it was in 1995 when Quebec first participated in a National Championship of which was held in Edmonton 17 years ago and the Montreal Storm captured the gold medal. Since joining the CBHA, Quebec has won 10 Gold Medals (8-Red Lite,1-Montreal Storm,1-Black Knights)4 Silver Medals (4-Black Knights), and 3 Bronze Medals (3-Black Knights) for a total of 17 medals. Congratulations to Red Lite 2012 National Champions

2012-08-14
Watch the National Championships games live
2012 Nationals Webcasting Schedule 

Games from the 2012 Men's & Women's Nationals will be webcast live each day from the event. Please see the schedule of broadcasts below to cheer on your favourite teams:

Tuesday August 14, 2012 - Mill Woods Rec Centre, Edmonton, Alberta

2:30pm MDT - Women's Division: Toronto Shamrocks vs. Alberta Rockies Watch Live...

4:30pm MDT - Men's Division: Manitoba Selects vs. Newfoundland Black Horse Watch Live...

8:00pm MDT - Men's Division: Calgary Phantoms vs. Vancouver Falcons Watch Live...

9:30pm MDT - Women's Division: Vanier United vs. Newfoundland United Watch Live...

 

Wednesday August 15, 2012 - Mill Woods Rec Centre, Edmonton, Alberta

4:30pm MDT - Women's Division: Newfoundland United vs. Vancouver Sharks  Watch Live...

6:00pm MDT - Women's Division: Edmonton Eagles vs. Vanier United Watch Live...

7:30pm MDT - Men's Division: Saskatchewan Buffalo TB vs. St. Michael's BHC Watch Live...

9:00pm MDT - Men's Division: Edmonton Nighthawks vs. Montreal Red Lite Watch Live...

 

Thursday August 16, 2012 - Mill Woods Rec Centre, Edmonton, Alberta

10:00am MDT - Women's Division: Manitoba Rage vs. Toronto Shamrocks  Watch Live...

11:30am MDT - Women's Division: Alberta Rockies vs. Quebec Dekhockey de la Capitale  Watch Live...

7:30pm MDT - Men's Division: Montreal Red Lite vs. Calgary Phantoms Watch Live...

9:00pm MDT - Men's Division: Saskatchewan Buffalo TB vs. Vancouver Falcons Watch Live...

 

Friday August 17, 2012 - Mill Woods Rec Centre, Edmonton, Alberta

1:00pm MDT - Men's Division: Quarter Final Teams TBD Watch Live...

6:00pm MDT - Women's Division: B Pool Semi Final Teams TBD  Watch Live...

7:30pm MDT - Men's Division: Semi Final Teams TBD Watch Live...

9:00pm MDT - Women's Division: Semi Final Teams TBD Watch Live...

 

Saturday August 18, 2012 - Mill Woods Rec Centre, Edmonton, Alberta

1:30pm MDT - Women's Division: A-Pool Gold Medal Game Teams TBD  Watch Live...

3:00pm MDT - Men's Division: Gold Medal Game Teams TBD Watch Live...

 

Games will also be archived for viewing at a later time...

2012-07-30
Quebec Captures Gold in Eastern Regional B,C & Women
Quebec Captures Gold in Eastern Regional B , C & Women WOMENS EASTERN REGIONAL CHAMPIONS       Les Coyotes de la Lanaudiere.A sweet fake along with a sweet touch led to a sweet smile for Sophie Lachapelle and les Coyotes de la Lanaudiere as she finally solved goaltender Nathalie Plourde of the Vanier Wild with a brilliant move. After playing to a scoreless two periods the Vanier Wild were awarded a great opportunity to end the match in overtime with a four minute power play but it was les Coyotes de la Lanaudiere instead who capitalised. Despite having to go into overtime, Les Coyotes showed great consistency all tournament long with an impressive 4-0 record in the preliminary round before winning it versus a tough opponent. The bronze medal game featured the St.John Thundercats vs the Vanier Sonics and just like the gold medal game this match was also decided with one goal.Colleen.McQuaid was the one who came up big with an early marker putting her team up 1-0 which held up as the final score. As much as that goal was important, the St.John Thundercats did an excellent job the rest of the way shutting out the Vanier Sonics in large part due to their net-minder Laura Campbell who was excellent stopping everything in her direction.Gold   medal    Coyotes de la LanaudiereSilver  medal   Vanier WildBronze medal  St.John Thundercats All in all, logic prevailed in the end as both teams deserved to win. With so many players giving a brilliant effort, five of them got recognised in the following categories:Top scorer          : Marie-Eve Provost       Coyotes de la LanaudiereTop forward        : Kate Whitters             St.John ThundercatsTop defenseman : Tia Marley                 Vanier WildTop goalie          : Natasha Plourde         Vanier WildMVP                   : Caroline Berube         Coyotes de la LanaudiereB EASTERN REGIONAL CHAMPIONS    Montreal United.It was all or nothing for the B regional champions. Prior to the tournament the Mtl United expected nothing less than to win it all. They showed great conviction early on cruising through the round robin stages with an impressive + 12 goals differential in only four games. While cruising through the semi finals vs the St.John Most Wanted in what was a one sided affair the Mtl United knew that they had a strong challenge ahead of them. The Capitals have been around for the longest of time and with a countless amount of championships in their ball hockey careers this was a perfect match for a great final. What sometimes separates a team from the other is how they dominate certain aspects of the game. The Mtl United showed why they were a top tier opponent by getting excellent goaltending from Christian.Lantin who was the buzz of the tournament, dangerous offence with so many weapons and the ability to defend while killing penalties. That’s exactly what they did against a dangerous power play team in the Capitals who failed to capitalise with so many opportunities.Gold medal   Montreal UnitedSilver medal  Montreal CapitalsBronze medal Saint John Most WantedBronze medal  Halifax Toothy MooseWith five awards given in as many categories both these clubs shared all of them.Top scorer             : Steven Cacciotti   Mtl UnitedTop forward           : Mathieu Ferron     Mtl CapitalsTop defenseman    : Carl Ghilarducci    Mtl CapitalsTop goalie             : Christian.Lantin    Mtl UnitedMVP                      : Eric.Faille             Mtl UnitedC EASTERN REGIONAL CHAMPIONS     Montreal Aces D’Hochelaga.With so much depth and high energy the Aces D’Hochelaga proved that they were the best team in the C regionals .After playing five preliminary round games without a loss they had their biggest challenge yet vs a rival opponent in the semi-final. The Kryptonite also had something to prove and with the game winding down Kevin Kuczmarski was clutch as he finally scored the first goal of the game with less than four minutes remaining. That put the Aces D’Hochelaga up 1-0 which held up as final result. The final however had a different story line as the possessed bunch wasted no time with four goals in the first half of the opening period to take total control of the match. Once again Kevin Kuczmarski played an important factor with a pair of goals and two assists. With so many players pulling their weight, Alexandre Lavoie also had a solid match with three helpers while goaltender Jonathan Richer was a rock all tournament long allowing only two goals in the elimination rounds.Gold medal    Montreal Aces D’HochelagaSilver medal   Montreal Rated RBronze medal Montreal KryptoniteBronze medal Carol Lake Metalworks These awards were given to the following players who had a great tournament.Top scorer                : Kevin Kuczmarski      Aces D’HochelagaTop forward               : Andrew Dewland       Carol Lake MetalworksTop defenseman       : Nick Tzaferis             Montreal Rated RTop goalie                : Jonathan Richer        Aces D’HochelagaMVP                         : Francis Pare             Aces D’Hochelaga
2012-06-25
2012 CBHA CHAMPIONSHIPS

The Canadian Ball Hockey Association has announced earlier this year, the dates of the championships it will organized in 2012. Since they are fast approaching, we wanted to remind them to you:

Montreal will be the host of the Eastern Regional Championship from July 26 to 29, and Kelowna,BC will welcome the Western Regionals from July 27 to 29.Concerning the national championships, the best U15, U17 and U19 teams of the country will meet from August 2 to 5 for the Junior National Championships in Vernon, BC. The women’s and men’s National Championship will take place in Edmonton, AB from August 14 to 18.

For more information:

http://cbha.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=321&Itemid=120

2012-05-23
No need to yell ‘Car!’ — ball hockey’s the real deal

I loved playing street hockey as a kid, but there were two annoyances that couldn’t be avoided.

If you missed the net on a hard shot it was long walk to get the ball, which was only worse if it went under a car or in a neighbour’s shrubbery. Then there were those motorists who frequently halted the action.

If only the Manitoba Minor Ball Hockey League was around when I was a kid.

The Manitoba Ball Hockey Association was formed in 1978 and adults have enjoyed the game ever since, but it was only in 2010 that youth leagues began. Joining a trend that has swept the nation, youth registrations in Winnipeg have doubled each season and show no sign of letting up.

The sport is cheap, anyone who can play street hockey can participate, it’s great exercise and games are never cancelled due to poor weather since they’re held in arenas that would otherwise be empty during the spring and early summer months.

Makes you wonder why we weren’t doing this decades ago in Winnipeg.

“It’s probably been the most underrated game in Canada for the past 20 years,” said Jeff Dzikowicz, the MBHA’s technical league director, who also plays. “(The growth) is really exciting because we’ve been involved in this for so long.”

There are 49 youth teams for players ages four to 16. In three seasons, youth registration has doubled each year with about 800 players this season.

“Youth registrations are exploding across Canada,” said MBHA’s executive league director, Kelly Huff. “We’re small potatoes compared to Ontario, B.C. and Quebec. We really started to take notice when we’d go to these national championships and we’d be saying ‘Look at all these 18- and 19-year-old kids playing. Where do they get these guys?’

“Then you find out they’d been developing them the last 10 years playing kids ball hockey. So we thought we have to get a youth program. Our biggest stumbling block was getting arenas.”

The MBHA was in panic mode a couple of weeks before the season started in April because it didn’t have enough venues, due to the sudden rise in youth registrations. Fearing about 200 players would have to be refunded their fees, the MBHA desperately requested the City of Winnipeg open another arena to go with Billy Mosienko. The City agreed to open Terry Sawchuk and the season was saved.

Huff and Dzikowicz expect to ask the City for more rinks next season, knowing registrations could double for a fourth year. Otherwise they could be turning kids away and that would be a shame.

“We get a lot of aboriginal and inner-city kids playing because of the cost of it, and we partner up with other organizations so that they can offset the cost. It’s just a win-win situation,” Huff said, adding many of the referees and timekeepers hired are students.

“Kids love it. They feel like they’re playing organized street hockey — and it’s inexpensive. You take that skating element out of it and it balances everything out. The kids that aren’t great skaters, but can handle a ball are just as good now as the kid who can fly down the ice. That’s the attraction to the sport — you don’t have to play ice hockey to play ball hockey.”

And nobody ever has to yell “Caaarrrrrr!”

FACTS AND FIGURES ABOUT BALL HOCKEY:

The MBHA and MMBHL have more than 2,500 active members combined playing in various leagues throughout the year. The Canadian Ball Hockey Association has 52,000 participants, including more than 20,000 youth players.; Games are played under CBHA rules. There’s no body contact.; The only equipment required is a stick, helmet and cage, hockey gloves, runners and soccer shin guards.; Youth registrations for the past three seasons increased in Winnipeg from 240 to 402 then 756 this year, including about 40 girls. The biggest rise has been in the under-11 (13 teams) and under-13 divisions (11 teams). Registrations are expected to rise and possibly double again next year.; Individual youth registration fees range from $99 for under-7 players to $165 for the remainder. Youth season starts in late April and ends in late June with most games on week nights.; MBHA uses five arenas — Varsity View, Billy Mosienko, Terry Sawchuk, Glenwood and St. Norbert.; MBHA is sending four Winnipeg players to the under-18 World Ball Hockey Championship in June at the Czech Republic. They are Remi Laurencelle, Ryan Hutton, Kallan Kastes and Dylan Pascoe.; Manitoba will have three teams (U19, U17 and U15) at the Canadian Championships in Vernon, B.C. in July.;  Source: http://m.winnipegsun.com/2012/05/18/no-need-to-yell-car--ball-hockeys-the-real-deal Author: Doug Lunney Picture: BRIAN DONOGH/WINNIPEG SUN/QMI AGENCY
2011-11-29
CBHA President Resignation
On behalf of the Canadian Ball Hockey Association, the Board of Directors have received and accepted the resignation of Mr. Domenic Di Gironimo, CBHA President, effective November 21, 2011.The CBHA Board of Directors and all member provinces want to thank Mr. Di Gironimo for his many years of service to the organization. The incredible contribution he has made to advancing ball hockey at local, regional, national and international levels has allowed ball hockey to grow and thrive as one of Canada`s most popular sports. We thank Mr. Di Gironimo for all he has done to make that happen and wish him every success in his future endeavours.CBHA Board of Directors